From Holden:

Please, please, please. Republicans, please nominate Condi for president in 2008.

Iraqi leaders shelved talks on Tuesday on forming a government despite a warning from US and British leaders against further delays, as rebel violence continued to claim lives across the country.

Just hours after US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and her British counterpart Jack Straw left Iraq on Monday after an unprecedented two-day visit, 10 worshippers were blown up by a suicide car bomber near a Shiite mosque in Baghdad.