In one of the most secretive presidential trips in American history, George W. Bush flew to Baghdad under intense security on Wednesday to spend Thanksgiving with United States troops and to thank them for standing up against the “band of thugs and assassins” they are fighting in Iraq. —Elizabeth Bumiller —On Secret Iraq Trip, Bush Pays Holiday Visit to G.I.’s (NY Times)
This was a genius PR stunt on a slow news day. I tried using the NY Times link generator, which supposedly creates a permanent link for use by bloggers, but it didn’t work. Anyone else have better luck?