Rice, Straw Call for Iraqi Progress; Carroll Is Home
Over the weekend, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw paid a surprise visit to Baghdad, where they urged Iraq's political leaders to quit squabbling and form a government. Iraqi politicians have been deadlocked since the country's elections three months ago.
But as the British and American diplomats sought to give new momentum to Iraq's embrace of democracy, they also pressed Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari to show progress.
Also Sunday, Jill Carroll flew home to Boston, after three months of captivity in Iraq. The 28-year-old American journalist hopes to spend time with her family, telling the Christian Science Monitor, "I finally feel like I am alive again."
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