Melissa Costa (25 March 2013)
"Sizing it all up?"


 
Is it just me or did Obama's trip seem more like someone "sizing up" the place for future "interest"?  His picture at Petra was certainly telling.
 
President Barack Obama stops to look
            at the Treasury as he takes a walking tour of the ancient
            historic and archaeological site of Petra March 23, 2013.
            REUTERS/Larry Downing
 
"This is pretty spectacular," Obama, wearing sunglasses, khaki trousers and a dark jacket, said as he craned his neck to look up at the Treasury, a towering rose-red fašade cut into a cliff. "It's amazing."