You’ve of course, read Fred Kagan on the Anbar visit (if you haven’t, you’ll want to — especially if you’re a member of Congress). A few words from Michael Yon on the Labor Day visit, via e-mail:
I think it sent a strong and positive signal to Iraqis. There have been remarkable changes in Iraq these last few months. Those changes might not yet be apparent, but if they continue, there could be a preciptious drop in violence.