Gov. Tim Pawlenty is in Iraq, his office said today.
For security reasons, the trip with the governors of Vermont, Missouri, South Dakota and Massachusetts wasn’t announced in advance. They were invited by the Department of Defense.
On Tuesday, Pawlenty had briefings at the Pentagon and visited troops at Walter Reed Army Center in Washington.
Today he landed at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait and then traveled to Baghdad for lunch and dinner with troops. He also got a demonstration of a Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle.