Bush goes to Iraq
Bush and his national security team flew directly to this air base in a remote part of Anbar province, bypassing Baghdad in a symbolic expression of impatience with political paralysis in the nation's capital. The gesture underscored the U.S. belief that the spark for progress may come at the local level.
Maybe, just maybe, going into Anbar has something to do, not with a "symbolic expression of impatience" with Baghdad, but instead with the fact that a Congressional delegation's plane was fired on just days ago leaving Baghdad.
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