The Pop-Up President
President Bush has made a surprise visit to Iraq this week. Even Iraqi Prime Minister, Nouri al-Maliki, had no idea he was coming. During the past few years the President and other members of his administration have with some frequency popped up in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other places unannounced. Is this normal behavior for a President? Anybody know whether prior Presidents regularly surprised us and their hosts with unannounced trips abroad?