Did this have something to do with this impromptu decision?(From AP Wire)
The cancellation came after the disclosure of a classified White House memo, written Nov. 8 by Hadley. In one particularly harsh section, Hadley asserted: "The reality on the streets of Baghdad suggests Maliki is either ignorant of what is going on, misrepresenting his intentions or that his capabilities are not yet sufficient to turn his good intentions into action."
Administration officials did not dispute the leaked account, saying that on balance the document was supportive of the Iraqi leader and generally portrayed him as well-meaning.
Instead of two days of talks, Bush and al-Maliki will have breakfast and a single meeting followed by a news conference on Thursday morning, the White House said.
Of course, Bush must still have the photo op, to make it look like he's actually accomplishing something there. Seriously if something is to be done in Iraq, we've got to engage more than just the Iraqi Prime Minister, because, to be honest, the Iraqi PM doesn't have much control over Iraq. The nation is in the middle of the civil war, and the Iraqi PM is mainly in power thanks to the parties affiliated with the militias.
But of course, Bush still refuses to admit that there's a civil war there.