President Makes Surprise Visit to Baghdad at End of European Tour

by Benjamin Domenech on 10:33 am April 7, 2009

ISTANBUL, April 7 — President Obama made a surprise visit to Iraq Tuesday afternoon, landing on Air Force One in Baghdad at 4:42 p.m. local time after concluding an eight-day overseas tour through Europe.

The unannounced visit to a war zone was a closely guarded secret that was kept from many of the president’s staff and the press corps, which had been following him across the globe for the past week.

Previous post:

Next post: