US Secretary of State Rice meets Iraq's PM al-Maliki in the heavily fortified Green Zone in Baghdad

 
US Secretary of State Rice meets Iraq
U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice (L) meets Iraq's Prime minister Nuri al-Maliki (R), aided by a translator, in the heavily fortified Green Zone in Baghdad August 21, 2008. The U.S. and Iraq are close to a deal extending the presence of U.S. troops beyond 2008, but any timetable for their withdrawal must be "feasible", Rice said on Thursday. REUTERS/Khalid Mohammed/Pool (IRAQ)