Obama, 2 other senators in Afghanistan
Sen. Barack Obama is expected to visit several world leaders over the next few weeks.
Obama’s trip, which includes visits to Iraq, Jordan, Israel, Germany, France and the United Kingdom, is intended to bolster his foreign policy credentials before U.S. voters.
“This is the campaign trail via satellite — pictures for the rhetoric back home,” CNN’s Candy Crowley said, adding that the trip was intended to demonstrate that Obama was up to the job of taking a lead role on the international stage.
“The question is, is he tough enough to stand up for America but graceful enough to improve [its] image?” Crowley said. Video Watch what Obama needs from this trip »