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Joe Biden's Son Heading to Iraq
Capt. Beau Biden to Deploy in 2008 With 261st Signals Brigade
08/17/2007 10:35 AM ET
Chicago, UNITED STATES: US Democratic presidential hopeful US Senator Joseph Biden speaks during the 2007 American Association for Justice Annual Convention in Chicago 15 July 2007.
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Chicago, UNITED STATES: US Democratic presidential hopeful US Senator Joseph Biden speaks during the 2007 American Association for Justice Annual Convention in Chicago 15 July 2007.

The son of Democratic senator and presidential candidate Joe Biden will be deploying to Iraq next year with the 261st Signal Brigade. Capt. Beau Biden, a Judge Advocate General in the Delaware National Guard and the state's attorney general, has received orders to prepare for deployment, but not a date of departure.

"I don't want him going," Delaware Sen. Joe Biden said from the campaign trail Wednesday, according to a report on Radio Iowa. "But I tell you what, I don't want my grandson or my granddaughters going back in 15 years and so how we leave makes a big difference."

AP reports Biden criticized Democratic rivals such as Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama who have voted against Iraq funding bills to try to pressure President Bush to end the war.

"There's no political point worth my son's life," Biden said, according to Radio Iowa. "There's no political point worth anybody's life out there. None."

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