Baghdad, Iraq (APE) – US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and British foreign Secretary Jack straw today stunned the world with a surprise visit to Baghdad on Sunday and a quick ceremony at an undisclosed location. Rice was sent reeling from a visit this weekend to Straw’s hometown of Blackburn during which she was consistently met with angry protesters. Rice’s visit to England and Straw’s family was a stark contrast to the warm reception Straw received when he visited Rice’s home state of Alabama last year. Well-wishers speculated that perhaps this might have weighed heavily in the couple’s elopement to Baghdad.
This was the first marriage for the Secretary of State and the second for the British foreign Secretary. Straw’s ex-wife Anthea Weston expressed shock at the turn of events and stated that she and straw’s two children had no idea this might happen. A spokesperson for the Bush administration stated that there would be officially no comment. President Bush is currently at his home in Crawford, TX, having returned from a meeting with Mexican President Vicente Fox, and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper in Canc