A two-day late assessment of the Baghdad trip:
Reader Steve from Arlington emailed to goad/ask my reaction to (and why I didn't blog on) the president's whirlwind trip to Iraq. OK, here it is: I was busy and I thought the secret trip was inspiring. The happy looks of appreciation on the faces of stunned GIs made it worth it. ... FYI: I think Hillary Clinton deserves credit, too, for visiting the troops. ... The cynics on both sides should give George and Hillary a break.