"You are defending the American people from danger and we are grateful," Bush told some 600 soldiers who were stunned and delighted by his appearance.
The president's plane ó its lights darkened and windows closed to minimize chances of making it a target ó landed under a crescent moon at Baghdad International Airport.
"We did not charge hundreds of miles into the heart of Iraq, pay a bitter cost of casualties, defeat a ruthless dictator and liberate 25 million people only to retreat before a band of thugs and assassins," the president said, prompting a standing ovation and cheers
Go Bush! Personally I think this is just fantastic for him to have done.