The White House on Tuesday condemned the coordinated bombing attacks in Baghdad that killed more than 100 people.
White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said Iraqi leaders who recently passed an elections law are moving the country in the right direction, and that "there are clearly those who are threatened by that."
The coordinated attacks struck Baghdad Tuesday, including two suicide car bombers and another vehicle that blew up near government sites. At least 118 were killed and hundreds wounded in the worst wave of violence in the capital in more than a month, authorities said.
Gibbs spoke in a morning gathering with reporters.