Vice President Joe Biden was in Baghdad this week to praise the success of the U.S and Iraqi forces in the battle with the Taliban. His speech was delayed in part by the mortar attack on the U.S. embassy compound.
Dr. Jill Biden was with her husband for a visit designed to highlight progress in the war zone.
At least five mortar rounds fell in the Green Zone late Sunday — triggering two “duck and cover” alarms. Announcements blared: “Duck and cover. Get away from the window. Take cover and await further instructions.”
Biden had only shortly before proclaimed “The American people stand with you, stand united with you, at a time when a new Iraq has been born. Over the past several years, you’ve made extraordinary progress . . . we will stand with you — not telling you what to do, but stand with you in doing what you need help doing if you ask us.” However, for the moment, let’s all stand in the bomb shelter together and discuss our victory.