Bush, Rice, Gates Make Surprise Visit to Iraq

In a surprise trip shrouded in secrecy, President Bush and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates flew roughly 11 hours to a remote air base in western Iraq for a meeting with senior U.S. military leaders and top Iraqi political leadership. After hearing from top U.S. and Iraqi leaders, President Bush said that some U.S. troops could be sent home if security conditions across Iraq continue to improve as they have in Anbar province. Bush also said that the U.S. will not abandon the Iraqi...Full Story
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