Obama Is Making a Surprise Trip to Baghdad

Obama visited Iraq for only the second time earlier this year. (Boston.com)
During the campaign Obama said that preventing a potential genocide in Iraq isn’t a good enough reason to keep U.S. forces there.

Barack Obama is making a surprise trip to Baghdad.
MEMRI reported:

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki unexpectedly cancelled a scheduled visit to Tehran, which was to follow an official visit to Turkey.

Reliable sources explained that Maliki’s sudden return to Baghdad has to do with the possibility that U.S. president-elect Barack Obama might be visiting U.S. troops in Iraq during Christmas.

Source: Al-Wasat, Iraq, December 24, 2008.

Aswat Aliraq is reporting that Prime Minister al-Maliki is heading back to Iraq from Turkey and has put off his visit to see Ahmadinejad in Tehran.

Do you think he’s ready to admit the surge (he was against) was a great success, yet?

UPDATE: Hurriyet is also carrying the news.

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