The show of unity was a perfect fit for the core message that Baird was trying to deliver to his Iraqi hosts: that Iraq's new central government, which formally assumes office on Sept. 11, must break with the past and become more tolerant and inclusive and rise above sectarian differences.
It is ever so - we move forward together.
Good for Baird by setting this example. I sincerely hope he keeps it up.
You never know who's watching.