December 18, 2005

NO TURKEY?:

Cheney Makes Surprise Visit to Iraq (RICHARD W. STEVENSON, 12/18/05, NY Times)

Vice President Dick Cheney, taking a look for himself at the country he once predicted would greet Americans as liberators, made a surprise visit to Iraq on Sunday, and proclaimed that last week's election showed tangible progress toward a stable democracy.

After arriving in Baghdad amid great secrecy on Sunday morning, Mr. Cheney hopscotched around Iraq under intense security for nine hours. He got a briefing from the senior American officials in Baghdad, met with Iraq's leaders, got a firsthand look at newly trained Iraqi forces and spoke to United States military personnel.

It was Mr. Cheney's first trip to Iraq as vice president, and upon touching down here, he became the highest ranking American official to visit the country since President Bush's stop here on Thanksgiving 2003.

Posted by Orrin Judd at December 18, 2005 9:50 AM
Comments

Since Stevenson doesn't say they threw rotten vegetables at him, I guess it's safe to say Cheney was well received by the troops?

Posted by: erp at December 18, 2005 10:35 AM

Gee, wasn't this Hillary's idea?

Posted by: David Hill, The Bronx at December 18, 2005 2:22 PM
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