Iraqi Pop-in

President Bush makes another surprise, and somewhat dangerous, move in an unannounced visit to Iraq. Less than a week after our forces eliminated al-Zarqawi, the president drops in to meet with the Iraqi Prime Minister.

AP reports:

Bush met with al-Maliki in the heavily fortified green zone at a palace once used by Saddam Hussein but which now serves temporarily as the U.S. Embassy.

"Good to see you," exclaimed al-Maliki, who didn't know Bush was in Baghdad until five minutes before they met.

The rest is here.

I'm not incredibly well versed in the history of the Vietnam war, but did any of our standing presidents during that time ever visit our troops during that campaign? I don't recall reading about Nixon or LBJ making surprise visits. But I could be wrong.

Posted by Portia at June 13, 2006 06:59 AM | TrackBack