My bad; looks like I spoke too soon on my last post. Evidently I was referring to the surprise-free AP story, and not the New York Times' own coverage, which is joyously entitled "Cheney Makes Surprise Visit to Baghdad".
Surprise!! Dick Cheney's here!! Now the party can really kick it w00000h..
P.S. Baghdad is still just like Manhattan (with roller coasters and flower markets!), in case you were wondering..