This weekend--to his credit--President Obama paid a surprise visit to the troops in Afghanistan. As Commander in Chief, his visit to those we have put in harm's way is very appropriate on this Memorial Day weekend.
But--and you knew there was a but coming--her we are some dozen or more years removed from the start of our Middle East military adventures, and the President still has to sneak in and out of the country. It's just not safe to plan and schedule a public visit. This situation has been the case for the whole time since things started back in 2001 for Afghanistan and 2003 for Iraq.
Doesn't say much for our military success, does it?
Please see Talking Points Memo for some nice photos of the visit. I can't easily embed photos using this iPad.