Monday, September 03, 2007

Surprise!

I'm back (for now), but classes start tomorrow and my internship the day after that, so we'll see how long this lasts. I just had to pop in to mention this awesome surprise visit to Iraq from our president. I think the troops were hoping for Dave Chappelle, but Bush is cool too, I guess.

Anyway it's nice to see the president making these visits surprises - they boost morale and garner minimal fanfare except for a write-up by the AP and every major newspaper. Also, because they demonstrate how successful the escalation has begin because Iraq is clearly far too dangerous for the president to announce that he's going there and give the insurgency time to prepare a welcome party.

Surprise!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Notable about this visit is that the White House allowed networks to broadcast the president's remarks from Iraq live. On previous trips, the media could not file reports until the president had left Iraq.

Obviously, he and his advisors feel safer there now than previously.