NPR reported on Cheney apparently showing up in Baghdad today to "spend the holiday" with the troops. There were several versions of the report on NPR given during the top-of-the-hour news casts. One reported on Bush's serving turkey when he came in 2003. That's funny because what he "served" was cynical PR (a decorative centerpiece turkey) during his 2 1/2 hour "spending the holiday" visit in 2003.
NPR noted in all its reporting that these visits by high level officials has become a tradition and is done to boost troop morale. Do visits by Bush, Rumsfeld, Lieberman, and Cheney in 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006 respectively really boost anyone's morale -- or appetite for that matter?