The President's secret trip to Iraq was a good move, both for the morale of the troops but also for his presidency.
From USATODAY.com - President's visit pumps up troops:
"Troops preparing for a Thanksgiving dinner in a chow hall here had a different surprise Thursday: Their holiday dinner was served by President Bush, who moments earlier had secretly flown into Baghdad International Airport on a darkened Air Force One.
'I've never been so surprised,' said Pvt. Stephen Henderson, 19, of Inglewood, Calif., with the 1st Armored Division. 'I feel uplifted. I almost forgot I was even here.'
The soldiers gathered for Thanksgiving dinner were expecting speeches from Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez, commander of U.S. forces in Iraq, and Paul Bremer, the top civil administrator in Iraq."