Biden on Iraq surprise visit - Nov 30th, 2011 - International

Vice President Joe Biden is in Baghdad on a surprise visit, ahead of the U.S. pullout of troops before the end of the year.

Biden is meeting with Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, who says their meetings are designed to lay the ground for future cooperation and partnership.

Biden arrived Tuesday for a surprise visit. It is a pivotal time as the last of the American troops withdraw.