Gotcha. I should not breeze over logistical challenges. Logistics: probably the most important, and least appreciated part of any military.
That said, it seems like 24 hours is a long time before getting another flight going, especially since this one seemed to go in lickety split.
One can imagine, though, that the President’s hand may have been forced a bit in terms of the timing of this announcement out of a desire to forestall the bear from overrunning the whole country. IOW, he might have rather waited until the logistical train was more firmly lined up, Condi was in the air, etc.
Or, hopefully, Doleeza. Cedric the Entertainer had a comedy bit about Condi, the good girl, the class president, and her dark side, Doleeza, who would rip your head off and spit down your neck.
She certainly looked as if she'd like to do some head ripping today.