What does Kerry expect to gain from this trip? What's his real agenda? Is he taking Tereeeeesa with him? Maybe he'll leave her there, or visa versa.
the Dems are making another move to bleed away public support for the iraq effort. This setup with the reporter and the soldier asking Rumsfeld the question about armored vehicles was the opening shot I think. To be honest, things aren't going so great in iraq, so the Dems see an opportunity to try and get public support below 50%. And the 1/30 election might not go that well, the Dems want to be ready to capitalize on that. you can expect Kerry to have arranged meetings with whatever soldiers they can find who are unhappy with various things - and the MSM to cover that.
He must be thinking of running in 2008. This is the first time he'll have visited Iraq. Numerous Senators have made numerous trips there already. Not like it matters since Kerry has a bad record when it comes to military funding and weapons systems. Maybe he can explain his vote against the $87 billion to the troops while over there. Maybe the media can have that soldier handy to ask Kerry about it?