Joe Biden, Jalal Talabani

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, left, and Iraqi President Jalal Talabani, right, speak to the press after their meeting in Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010. Vice President Joe Biden is holding talks with Iraqi leaders amid growing tensions over plans to ban election candidates because of suspected links to Saddam Hussein’s regime. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban, Pool)