According to the Washington Times, on the eve of the Bush Maliki summit in Amman Jordan, Maliki backed out because of a memo written by Stephen Hadley that was leaked to the press.
AMMAN, Jordan -- Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki abruptly canceled the first round of face-to-face meetings scheduled here last night with President Bush, just hours after publication of a classified memo from the president's top security aide that says the Iraqi leader is either "ignorant," devious or incapable of governing right now.
The White House said the events were not related, said the cancellation was not a snub, and said the two men will have enough time together this morning, when they have a working breakfast and meeting planned.
"No one should read too much into this," said Dan Bartlett, senior counselor to Mr. Bush.
What I read into the leak of the memo is that there is someone in the administration actively working to sabotage American efforts in Iraq -- even diplomatic efforts.