Biden to Iraq: Keep the Peace

No gaffes this time, but Vice President Joe Biden pulled no punches in speaking with Iraqi officials on Friday. Biden warned against falling back into sectarian violence once the US pulls out, saying that American troops and resources would not be there to rescue the country from a repeat of its 2006 civil war. According to the Washington Post, one administration official quoted Biden as saying that there "wasn't any appetite to put Humpty Dumpty back together again if, by the action of people in Iraq, it fell apart." American troops pulled out of Iraqi cities on June 30 and many observers are concerned that sectarian divisions could reemerge without them there to act as peacemakers.