POLITICS
03/28/2008 02:44 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Iraqi Merchants Expose McCain's Heavily Secured Market Stroll: "Only For The Media"

A day after members of an American Congressional delegation led by Senator John McCain pointed to their brief visit to Baghdad's central market as evidence that the new security plan for the city was working, the merchants there were incredulous about the Americans' conclusions.

"What are they talking about?" Ali Jassim Faiyad, the owner of an electrical appliances shop in the market, said Monday. "The security procedures were abnormal!"

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