The commerce secretary is overseas. His trip yields my favorite headline of the day:
Heavily Guarded Evans Says Iraq Dangers Overblown
Meanwhile, this, from Charles Hanley at AP, is just embarrassing:
The U.S. government has launched a "good news" offensive in Iraq, and a couple of Baghdad street kids, peddlers of soda pop, have been recruited for the first wave of attack.
On a two-day visit, U.S. Commerce Secretary Don Evans said thousands of new businesses have sprung up here since the war, and gave an example of new entrepreneurship: two boys he spotted by the road selling soft drinks to Baghdad's parched drivers....
Don't worry -- Hanley's not cowed. He spends the next twenty paragraphs debunking the administration's Pollyanna spin.