Michigan Congressman Mike Rogers says he is still planning on going to Iraq next week, despite the bombing of the United Nations headquarters in Baghdad.
The bombing Tuesday morning left at least 20 people dead. Rogers says the bombing was perpetrated by outside fringe groups who don't want the Iraqi people to be free. And his trip is all the more necessary now.
Rogers says the exact itinerary of the trip is confidential. But the bulk of his plan has to do with humanitarian work. He will be meeting to discuss the electric and water supply. As well as meeting with U.S. troops to discuss moral.
Rogers spoke at Michigan State University Tuesday, focusing on international studies. He says more education both here and abroad will give people a greater understanding of other cultures. Which he says he hopes will stop extremist groups in the future.
This is Roger's seventh trip to the Middle East as a congressman.