Bush visits Iraq unannounced


JERUSALEM (JTA) — President Bush made a final visit to Iraq.

Bush arrived in Baghdad for an unannounced visit Sunday, his fourth visit to the country since the United States invaded in 2003. The trip comes on the heels of a new security agreement between Iraq and the United States.

Unlike previous visits, Bush arrived in broad daylight to highlight the calming of violence in Iraq.

Bush traveled to the presidential palace to meet with President Jalal Talabani. The outgoing U.S. leader was scheduled to meet with Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and to speak at a rally with U.S. troops.

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