From NBC's Mark Murray
Earlier this morning, we wrote that when President Obama departed Istanbul at 7:20 am ET, it was ending his eight-day overseas trip.
Well, not quite.
We have just learned that the president made a surprise stop in Baghdad. Writes the AP, "On a trip shrouded in secrecy, President Barack Obama flew into Iraq on Tuesday for a brief look at a war he opposed as a candidate and now vows to end as commander in chief."