Here's a prediction...
Whenever an Administration official travels in the direction of Asia, Eastern Europe, or North Africa there is at least a 50% they'll make a "SURPRISE!" visit to Iraq.
Rice makes surprise visit to Iraq
KIRKUK, Iraq - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice made an unannounced visit Tuesday to the city that Iraq's Kurds call their Jerusalem, an oil-rich territory claimed by many where the United States says it sees new signs of cooperation and progress.
They're "surprise" visits because things are going so swimmingly in Iraq that to this day we cannot have prominent officials announce their arrival in advance.
Not that anyone in the media can be bothered to point this out.
Meanwhile, new versions of the same ol' bullshit. Yeah, so much progress being made on the political front.