Now, my dear MSM mavens, c'mon! Do you really think Obama's whirlwind tour can give him any more than the most superficial knowledge of each area, or us any inkling of how he will deal with the complex issues in each one?
As a travelogue, it is pretty impressive:
Obama arrived in Jordan after a tour of war zones in Afghanistan and Iraq. He stepped off his military aircraft carrying body armor, orange earplugs sticking out of his ears. ... His joint news conference with Reed and Hagel was at the Amman Citadel, an ancient hilltop ruin that bears evidence of settlements dating to 2000 B.C. The skyline of modern-day Amman, cement dwellings and the occasional mosque, formed a made-for-television backdrop.
And we must give him credit for this pearl of wisdom:
There is security progress, but now we need a political solution" in Iraq, Obama said in the first news conference of his highly publicized trip abroad.
Well, Senator, when our military, working with the Iraqi military to protect the Iraqi citizens, achieves enough security to keep terrorists from murdering them, that's kind of the thing that makes political solutions possible. If you had your way, they'd have been thrown under the bus long ago.
This Royal Touris no doubt the Talk of the Town among DC's chattering classes.
Cross-posted at The Minority Report