SURPRISE: President Bush Makes Unplanned Trip to Iraq

September 3, 2007

Bush in Iraq

Why is President Bush in Iraq on Labor Day?

US President George W. Bush has touched down at Al-Asad air base during a surprise to visit to Iraq, the White House announced Monday.

The White House said the US president, whose itinerary was not immediately known, was accompanied to Iraq by US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, national security adviser Stephen Hadley, and other senior aides.

UPDATE: According to this ABC News item (Bush, Rice, Gates Make Surprise Visit to Iraq), President Bush is meeting with U.S. military officials and Iraqi leaders to decide how they will move forward in Iraq.

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