And it's not half bad. Even in a recession, Americans bow to the slobbering, shedding, fiercely loyal king of pets.
Gates can joke about the incident now, he said Sunday. Crowley has shown respect toward the man he once arrested.
The film crew of "Fair Game," a movie based on the Valerie Plame saga that will hit theaters next year, donned flak jackets and went to Baghdad in search of authenticity.
Democrats say such a measure could have helped avert the financial crisis. Republicans and big business call it a bureaucratic power grab.
President Obama's special envoy to Sudan told senators Thursday that the designation is no longer applicable. But others in the administration disagree.