Have you had enough?
At least 80 people were killed or found dead in Iraq on Monday, including 33 victims of a bomb attack on laborers lined up to find a day's work in Baghdad's Sadr city Shiite slum. The U.S. military announced the death of the 100th service member killed in combat this month.
U.S. National Security Advisermade an unannounced visit to the Iraqi capital where he met with Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and his Iraqi counterpart for talks on military and political coordination, the government announced. Hadley was accompanied in the talks by U.S. Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad.
Hadley's trip was not announced in advance in keeping with security precautions taken for visits to Baghdad by senior U.S. officials, said Gordon Johndroe, spokesman for the National Security Council in Washington.
Our own leaders still have to skulk around whenever they drop in for a visit.