In a show of support for Iraq’s emerging government, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld arrived in the capital unannounced Wednesday for meetings with Prime Minister-designate Jawad al-Maliki and other newly selected leaders.
Rumsfeld’s press secretary, Eric Ruff, told reporters aboard the defense secretary’s flight from Washington that Rumsfeld’s trip was designed to convey President Bush’s encouragement at the latest steps toward putting in place Iraq’s first fully constitutional government since the fall of the Saddam Hussein regime three years ago.
“The president asked us to go and show support for their new government,” Ruff said.
Oy another surprise trip. Now if the president asked him to Go Away that would be news