Clinton Makes Surprise Visit to Iraq: 'Still on Right Track'
Secretary of state confident during surprise trip to Bagdad
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 25, 2009 3:18 AM CDT
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton talks as an unnamed representative of Iraqi civil society looks in Baghdad Saturday.   (AP Photo/Marko Drobnjakovic)
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(Newser) – Hillary Clinton said Iraq is still "on the right track" during a surprise visit to Baghdad today, the AP reports. The secretary of state said attacks like the twin suicide bombings that killed 60 people outside a Shiite shrine yesterday were the work of "rejectionists" who fear the country is going in the right direction.

"I think in Iraq there will always be political conflicts, there will always be, as in any society, sides drawn between different factions, but I really believe Iraq as a whole is on the right track," Clinton said. "Are there going to be bad days? Yes, there are. But I don't know of any difficult international situation anywhere in the world or history where there haven't been bad days."