||[Mar. 26th, 2006|01:20 am]
Standing up for the U.S. Standing up for US.
BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- As violence continued to plague Iraq on Saturday, two U.S. senators visited the country and asked leaders to overcome political obstacles and form a long-awaited national unity government.
Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, was joined by Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wisconsin, as he said that he was "guardedly optimistic" that Iraqi leaders could form a government "within weeks."
"I come away with the impression that the Iraqi leaders understand the sense of urgency that we have conveyed to them," McCain said. "We all know the polls show declining support amongst the American people, and we feel that it would be important to have a government, not only for American public opinion, but for the Iraqi people to have a government they can identify with and rely on."
McCain gets all the media attention in this article. I wonder if Russ had anything to say during his visit. Anybody come across any statements, etc?
Do you suppose they chose to travel together? I don't know how Senate travel plans are made.