Donald Rumsfeld in Baghdad


Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld made a surprise visit to Baghdad, Iraq.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld sought to show U.S. support for Iraq’s new leadership on Wednesday, making a surprise visit to Baghdad just days after Shi’ite politician Jawad al-Maliki was chosen as prime minister.

Rumsfeld swooped into the capital aboard a military cargo plane for his first visit to Iraq in 2006.

Secretary Rumsfeld’s trip appears to have two purposes: show support to Iraq’s new leadership and let our military men and women know that he is staying put in spite of the demands of a handful of retired generals that he resign.

Update: Condoleezza Rice is also in Baghdad to meet with the new Iraqi leaders.

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