Just a thought, but what does Speaker Pelosi do if she gets good news in Iraq?
Pelosi in talks with Iraqi PM
17/05/2008 20:07 - (SA)
Baghdad - US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi held talks with Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki in Baghdad on Saturday as his troops pressed a major crackdown on al-Qaeda jihadists, officials said.
The Iraqi premier flew to the capital from the northern city of Mosul where he had been directing the latest offensive against what the US military regards as the last urban bastion of al-Qaeda in Iraq.
The US congressional leader, who flew in to Baghdad on Saturday on a unannounced visit, discussed with Maliki the October provincial elections, state Iraqia television said.
"He talked about elections that will be held in October and he assured us that it will be a fair election," the television quoted Pelosi as saying.
"It will also support Iraqi national unity."
Maliki's office said Peloso "renewed US support" for his government and declared that Washington "would stand by efforts to achieve security and stability and ensure national reconciliation in Iraq."
There was no immediate word from Pelosi's side on the outcome of the talks.