US and UK Foreign Secretaries, Condoleeza Rice and Jack Straw, arrived in Baghdad
this morning for an unexpected visit.
arrival has been heralded in the media as an attempt to "knock heads together"
to get the elected Iraqi officials to form some sort of coalition government after
months of failure.
is unclear whether they will actually be knocking the heads together themselves,
if they will delegate the head knocking to the security services, or whether this
is just a euphemism and no heads will be knocked at all.
couple of the pro-Western parties have said they are 'ready and willing to knock
their own heads, if it will help'.
of the KHT summit claimed that the knocking heads together idea was too simplistic:
knocking is not going to help the situation in Iraq at this time.
Our heads are not coconuts."
Rice was warmly welcomed in a junior school in Eastern Baghdad earlier today.
She was offered gifts of hand made objects and handwritten poetry by the children.
Iquabal, 6, had five minutes to write the following poem to celebrate their arrival:|
knocky nick nock,
nocky nick nock,