When the White House doesn't want to make hay out of an issue the press is glomming on, you know there's a reason.
The reason is Barack looks like an asshole. Wally and Cedric caught what I missed:
The picture I was looking at? Cropped. In the uncropped photo, you see Barack gripping her upper arm as he leans in.
Barack was an asshole and photos exist to prove it. That's why the White House is back peddling now.
Here's C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"