U.S. President Barack Obama made a brief, unannounced trip
Tuesday to Iraq, where he said there is "still a lot of work to be
His first Iraq visit since becoming president offered a chance to speak to the
country's leaders and assess the conflict he has promised to wind down.
He arrived from Turkey Tuesday afternoon, just hours after a car bomb in the
Iraqi capital killed eight people, a reminder of tensions six years after the
Mr. Obama met with U.S. military leaders and troops at Camp Victory. Soldiers
gave him a rousing cheer as he said that Iraqis need to take responsibility for
their own country. He added that the next year-and-a-half could be a critical
period for the U.S. mission.