The head of the U.S. Justice Department has met with Iraq's prime minister during a surprise trip Baghdad.
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales' one-day trip was meant as a show of support for the Iraqi government. In addition to his meeting with Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jafaari and other Iraqi officials, Mr. Gonzales also spoke with American soldiers.
Reporters who traveled with Mr. Gonzales to Baghdad say he made the trip, on the eve of the U.S. Independence Day holiday, to commend the Iraqi government's commitment to democracy despite continuing deadly attacks by insurgents.
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