McCain visits Baghdad for visit with military officials

Sen. John McCain, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, arrived in Baghdad on Sunday for a visit with Iraqi and US diplomatic and military officials. The trip by the candidate who has linked his political future to US military success in the nearly five-year-old war, coincided with the 20th anniversary of a horrific chemical weapons attack in northern Iraq. McCain met with Deputy Prime Minister Barham Saleh and planned to meet with Gen. David Petraeus, the top commander in Iraq, later Sunday, according to the US Embassy. Further details of McCain's visit, which had been anticipated, were not being released for security reasons, the embassy said.