No "surprise visit" to Baghdad next week. Bush isn't even going to the country he invaded. He's meeting in a safe place:
The meeting between Bush and Maliki in the Jordanian capital Amman, a much safer venue than Baghdad, will follow a weekend visit to Iran by Iraqi President Jalal Talabani and this week's landmark visit to Iraq by Syria's foreign minister.Funny how Bush is rushing over to meet Maliki now that Iran and Syria are becoming Iraq's new best friends.
What a difference three years makes. Remember this?