- Making News: Bush Surprises Maliki in Baghdad; Rove Off the Hook
President Bush surprised just about everybody, including Iraq---s new Prime Minister, by flying to Baghdad last night for a five-hour visit. At a hastily called meeting this afternoon, the President said he acknowledges that Iraq---s success is in the hands of Nouri al-Maliki and his cabinet. Bush also said the US "keeps its word," and that it's in America's interest for Iraq to succeed. Lynn Sweet is Washington Bureau Chief for the Chicago Sun-Times.
- Reporter's Notebook: Is Civil War Brewing Among The Palestinians?
In the Palestinian Territories, violence has escalated and moved from Gaza to the West Bank. Yesterday, Fatah security forces shot up the offices of the ruling party. President Mahmoud Abbas was in Gaza trying to negotiate with Hamas when forces of his Fatah party attacked parliament buildings controlled by Hamas in the West Bank. Abbas strongly condemned the attacks. Steven Erlanger, Jerusalem Bureau Chief for the New York Times, joins us from Gaza.
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