And places a call to President Bush.
He apologizes … to Maliki.
Really? Can that possibly be true?
Come on, you know you got a kick out of it. Ha! Kick.
The president said in a new interview that the war in Iraq exceeded his expectations.
We talked to a group of new Army recruits in Times Square this week as they are sworn in, and found out some (but not all) of what is on their minds.
The prime minister of Iraq didn’t have to take sides in the American presidential campaign. So what is he really doing?
Maliki's "endorsement" is a "huge, huge deal."
Apparently, there are actually very few people who aren't advising him on this stuff.
The media is already musing over the trip — which could turn out to be a blessing and a curse.
But does either of them really know what he's talking about?
As Obama seeks to clarify where he stands on withdrawing troops from a calmer Iraq, he faces some unfavorable numbers from a new poll.
Also, Steve & Barry's could file Chapter 11 today, Donna Karan heads back to the tents, and Heidi Klum denounces plastic surgery.
Yes, we're aware that that pun has been used before.
John McCain is making hay of Barack Obama not having been to Iraq since 2006, when the Democrat made his only visit. (Can you blame him? It's last on our list of places to go.)
Even better than the Katrina and Iraq-war criticisms, there are revelations about President Bush himself.
The ladies grilled him pretty steadily, but he held his own through a mix of boilerplate and jokes.
The big three were afforded a rare chance to demonstrate (and not just bloviate about) how they'd each make the best commander-in-chief.
Call us cynical, but we guess there's a chance they try to help themselves out politically as well.