BAGHDAD (AP) — Barack Obama has made an unannounced visit to
Iraq, capping his first overseas tour as president with a
clandestine stop in the war zone that defined his White House bid.
The president landed in Baghdad in the evening after a day of
events in Istanbul, Turkey. Much of the traveling press who
accompanied Obama to Europe was kept in the dark. But the Iraq
visit was a badly-kept secret, with government ministers in Baghdad
sparking speculation about it several days before he left the U.S.
a week ago.