Jun 13 2006

Bush In Iraq To Celebrate New Future

Published by at 8:49 am under All General Discussions,Iraq

President Bush made a surprise visit to Iraq today, no doubt to celebrate the new government and the shattering of Al Qaeda with the death of Zarqawi.

President Bush 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, three-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.

The trip was known only to a handful of aides and a small number of reporters sworn to secrecy because of obvious security threats for Bush and members of his entourage.

Landing at Baghdad airport, Bush transferred to a helicopter for a six-minute ride into the heavily fortified Green Zone. White House officials said the helicopter ride posed the greatest risk for the president.

Bush is one brave President, flying into the lions den to demonstrate our resolve.  The left can whine all they want, but Bush has flown to Iraq twice now during this ‘war’, along with numerous cabinet members and conrgessional entourages.  Al Qaeda is on notice that the President of the United States can visit Iraq and talk with our allies.  That is more than some photo op.

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3 Responses to “Bush In Iraq To Celebrate New Future”

  1. MerlinOS2 says:

    Tell me it ain’t so..the MSM has been saying he’s in a “bubble at the White House”.

    Shucks..another zinger gone down in flames..

    Either that or JB has got some big bubbles…..

  2. MerlinOS2 says:

    Typos meant GWB has got some big bubbles


  3. Rob says:

    So why did Bush go to Iraq. Carl Rove may have mentioned that it would be a good time to go. But there is also a feeling that he was carrying a message that the news media fails to convey. The message was “well done”. Our soldiers, our allies, and the Iraqis themselves have accomplished quite a lot in the face of murderous opposition. They deserve a little recognition and you sure will not find it in the New York Times.