President Obama's trip to Afghanistan ended as it began - shrouded in fog. Air Force One was wheels down at Andrews AFB at 8:52 this morning, but a thick, pea-soup mush grounded Marine One, forcing the Secret Service to drive Obama back to the White House.
Obama spent 27 1/2 hours in the air on the 14,000 mile trip, which began in secret Saturday night, after he was flown in secret from Camp David, where he was supposed to be spending the weekend.
The President today has a light schedule: at 4:00pm, he'll participate in a credentialing ceremony for foreign ambassadors. Tonight he'll host a Passover Sedar for White House staff and friends.
A look ahead at the President's week:
Tuesday: signs the Health Care & Education Act; PM: meets French President Sarkozy, and later he and Mrs. Obama will host, a private dinner for their French counterparts.
Wednesday: visits Joint Base Andrews Naval Air Facility, and later holds a forum on Workplace Flexibility.
Thursday: health care event, Portland, Maine, and a Democratic National Committee fundraiser in Boston.
Friday: jobs/economy event in Charlotte, NC.