Obama Visits Iraq

The unannounced visit to a war zone was a closely guarded secret that was kept from many of the president's staff and the press corps.
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President Obama is greeted by Gen. Ray Odierno, the top U.S. commander in Iraq, as he arrives in Baghdad, April 7, 2009. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
[Trip Stats]

Obama traveled roughly 1000 miles from Istanbul to Baghdad, April 7, 2009.

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