President George W. Bush meets with Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen. Bush and his wife, Laura, welcomed the prime minister and members of his family to the presidential retreat in Maryland 's Catoctin Mountains . Both leaders are fitness buffs and they planned to ride bikes at the camp after their talks.
Fogh Rasmussen recently visited Baghdad to meet with the new Iraqi Prime Minister, Nouri al-Maliki, who told him that he is optimistic that Iraqi forces can take control of security throughout the country within 18 months.
Bush on Thursday called al-Zarqawi "the most-wanted terrorist in Iraq" and said his death would not stop the violence there or bring a speedy withdrawal of U.S. troops. The Pentagon disclosed that al-Zarqawi was still alive when Iraqi police arrived at the site bombed by U.S. forces but he died a short time later.
The president will use Camp David as the site for talks Monday and Tuesday with his national security advisers on the way forward in Iraq. Confidence in the president's handling of Iraq is at its lowest point ever, according to an AP-Ipsos poll taken just before al-Zarqawi was killed, reports the AP.