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Thousands Of GIs, State Dept Workers Flock To Obama In Baghdad

UPDATE: John Amato will be on the radio with Rachel Maddow at 5:30 PST/8:30 EST to talk about Blue America's project against Rove's Freedom's Watch

UPDATE: John Amato will be on the radio with Rachel Maddow at 5:30 PST/8:30 EST to talk about Blue America's project against Rove's Freedom's Watch on Air America.

Video and transcript from Daily Kos:

(Wild Cheers)

Nightline: Monday night in Baghdad, Barack Obama is in the house. The house, the U.S. Embassy and it was an amazing scene.

Barack: I just want to introduce myself, I'm Barack Obama.

(Wild Cheers)

Nightline: The troops and state department workers mobbed him. And he responded with brief remarks praising their service.

Barack: So I don't care whether you are a Sailor, a Soldier, an Airmen, or Marine. A National Guard, a Reservist, active duty, we just want to say thank you. Read on...

If John McCain and the GOP weren't scared before Barack Obama's trip to the Middle East, they are now. McCain and his surrogates have been flooding the airwaves with a barrage of attacks against the Democratic candidate and looking more and more desperate. You can see the looks on the faces in the crowd, they are desperate for real leadership and a new direction for our country. Reporter Terry Moran says it all -- "Barack Obama needed a big day and he got one."

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