Former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., who is weighing a rematch against Gov. Martin O'Malley, criticized the governor for traveling to Iraq during the legislative session. Ehrlich made the comments Saturday during his weekly radio show on WBAL-AM, saying he would not have made the same decision. O'Malley is in Baghdad visiting Maryland-based soldiers and members of the Maryland National Guard. O'Malley, who arrived in Iraq on Friday morning on a trip arranged by the Pentagon, is traveling with Iowa Gov. Chet Culver. O'Malley spokesman Shaun Adamec said the Pentagon was responsible for the scheduling of the trip.
- Associated Press