Matt Hefler Presents: On This Day November 18, 1960

On this day (November 18th) in 1960: President George W. Bush visits the United Kingdom. The BBC reported that the first full state visit by an American president was accompanied by some of the tightest security that London had ever experienced. Part of the reason for the controversy of the visit stemmed from the War in Iraq; the polarizing conflict had resulted in the overthrow of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein just six months before. The American president was treated to all the trappings of a state visit including a meal with HM Queen Elizabeth II