Buried in Robert Reid's report on an Iraqi market attack is this unfortunate coincidence.
The attack occurred as U.S. Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez arrived in the Iraqi capital for meetings aimed at jump-starting Iraq's economy. Gutierrez signed an agreement with the Iraqis to encourage foreign investment, acknowledging that the country's deteriorating security made that goal a challenge.
Continued Gutierrez: "Um, and can we close that window?"
(Via Doug Bandow.)