April 16th, 2011
08:19 PM ET

Boehner meets with Iraqi prime minister in Baghdad

U.S. House Speaker John Boehner met with Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki on Saturday during a surprise visit to Baghdad, the prime minister's office said in a statement.

Boehner, along with other members of Congress and Assistant U.S. Secretary of State Jeffrey Feltman, met at al-Maliki'soffice to discuss bilateral relations and the future of strategic cooperation between the two countries.

Al-Maliki stressed the need to strengthen bilateral cooperation between the United States and Iraq, particularly in the fields of trade, culture and defense, according to his office.

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  1. Philip

    Well, at least we didn't build the largest foreign embassy in history for nothing. At least they have a nice big place to discuss "bi-lateral" stuff in Iraq.

    April 16, 2011 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Philip

    Largest embassy...tiniest nation. Odd combo.

    April 16, 2011 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |
  3. banasy

    Yeah, I thought the term "bilateral" was odd, too.
    Trade, culture, *defense*? I wonder if Boehner cried at all?

    April 16, 2011 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Philip

    Probably did. I mean, how big can an Iraqi boehner be. (gimme an LOL so i don't feel so stupid for posting this...he he.I could run with this one let me tell ya! ha ha

    April 16, 2011 at 10:08 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Terry P

    So, they take a plane ride to discuss Irag's problems when we have so much we need fixed here. Really stupid.

    April 16, 2011 at 10:13 pm | Report abuse |
  6. banasy

    Ha ha!

    April 16, 2011 at 10:14 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Philip

    Thx banasy. I don't feel so all alone now. hah haaaa

    April 16, 2011 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse |
  8. banasy

    Well, large enough to make lots of big crybabies, that's for sure! Lol

    April 16, 2011 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Philip

    Ha ha! But don't big crybabies make little crybabies? Or are they born big.

    April 16, 2011 at 10:37 pm | Report abuse |
  10. banasy

    Big Boehners make big crybabies. Little Iraqi Boeners make little crybabies.

    April 16, 2011 at 10:42 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Beavis and Butthead

    She said bohner. uhuht uhuht

    April 16, 2011 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Beavis and Butthead

    I need TP for my crybaby. TP for my crybaby.

    April 16, 2011 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Kathie Hansen

    Who does he think he is? I'm sick of all these wannabe Presidents visiting other countries to try and demonstrate their ability to conduct foreign affairs. All they prove is they are unable to distinguish what is or is not appropriate for a non- president to do. What a fool

    April 16, 2011 at 11:01 pm | Report abuse |
  14. banasy

    Oh, the memories of Beavis and Butthead. Thanks for the laugh, you did it perfectly. I could see them saying it!

    April 16, 2011 at 11:02 pm | Report abuse |
  15. banasy

    Amen, Kathie.

    April 16, 2011 at 11:03 pm | Report abuse |
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