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Iraq War / Obama Visit / World Trip #928092

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 07, 2009
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) Report introduced.

(Turkey: Jake Tapper) President Obama's surprise secret visit to Iraq featured; scenes shown of Air Force One landing in Baghdad where Obama was met by Gen. Ray Odierno; details given about the religious factional struggles in Iraq. [OBAMA - thanks the troops for helping Iraq stand on its own; states it is time to transition to the Iraqis.] Photos shown of his meetings with Iraqi leaders. [OBAMA - says it is critical all Iraqis are integrated into the government.] [At a town hall meeting in Turkey, OBAMA - says he was opposed to the war.]

(Studio: Charles Gibson; Washington: George Stephanopoulos) The pluses & minuses of Obama's world trip capped off by a visit to the troops & how the allies did not completely back the economic & military requests discussed; photos shown of Obama with world leaders.

Gibson, Charles;
Tapper, Jake;
Stephanopoulos, George

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