Bush sneaks into Iraq
So this is what Baghdad looks in daylight
Bush makes surprise trip to Baghdad
By TERENCE HUNT, AP White House Correspondent 3 minutes ago
BAGHDAD, Iraq -
President Bush, seeking to bolster support for
Iraq's burgeoning government and U.S. war policy at home, made a surprise visit to Iraq on Tuesday to meet newly named Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and discuss the next steps in the troubled 3-year-old war.
It was a dramatic move by Bush, traveling to violence-rattled Baghdad less than a week after the death of terror chief Abu Musab al-Zarqawi in a bombing attack. The president was expected to be in Baghdad a little more than five hours.
Bush met with al-Maliki in heavily fortified green zone at a palace once used by
Saddam Hussein. It now serves temporarily as the U.S. Embassy.
Dramatic, desperate, you make the move. Because Iraq must get better for Bush. He's running out of time and Army. US policy makers are under the delusion they can have hostile relations with Iran and good relations with Iraq and that isn't the case.
For Bush's presidency to survive, Iraq is going to have to improve tremendously.
posted by Steve @ 11:34:00 PM