Bush makes farewell visit to Iraq to highlight new security agreement.

bushiraq.jpgPresident Bush flew to Iraq last night for a surprise farewell visit highlighting the recent approval of the Iraq security agreement which guarantees U.S. withdrawal from Iraq by the end of 2011. The Associated Press writes that “in many ways this was a victory lap without a victory: Nearly 150,000 U.S. troops remain in Iraq fighting a war that is remarkably unpopular in the United States and across the globe.” Despite the security agreement’s call for U.S. troops to withdraw from all Iraqi cities by Summer 2009, the top U.S. commander in Iraq said yesterday that some troops would stay past the deadline to “help support and train Iraqi forces.”