Update. According to Peter Baker in the NYT, the Obama administration's paper of record, ("As Mission Shifts in Iraq, Risks Linger for Obama), the White House "wants to find a way to mark the moment" of the end of the combat mission in Iraq. "Mr. Obama plans to make a high-profile speech on the drawdown next week [oh hooray, another Obama speech--just what's needed], and aides are discussing whether to have him meet with returning troops." (emphasis mine) So there's a possible downside for "Mr. Obama," Commander-in-Chief, to meet with returning troops? This administration is sickening beyond belief.
In the article, Baker identifies "profound risks" for Mr. Obama "as he seeks to claim credit without issuing a premature declaration of victory." Are you kidding me? Whatever "Mr. Obama" decides to do, the lamestream lapdog media will continue to cover for him, so there's hardly a profound risk for him anywhere in sight. Certainly not anything like the profound risk accepted by every single one of our troops that the Commander-in-Chief has sent into harm's way.