In Today’s Observer

Jason Horowitz reports on Hillary Clinton’s tour of Iraq and Afghanistan and catches up with Barack Obama on the day of his announcement.

Steve Kornacki says that there’s nothing gimmicky about Obama’s candidacy.

Joe Conason writes that the administration’s broad strategy for the Iraq region is no strategy at all.

And Richard Brookhiser thinks that the bad guys in Iraq will have a field day if the American military stops pressing the fight.

— Josh Benson

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