I’m going to briefly pretend I’m a low-information boob and just say that this photo of Barack Obama and Gen. David Petreus, which accompanies a 7.22 N.Y. Times story by Richard A. Oppel, Jr. and Jeff Zeleny about Obama’s visit to Iraq, is very visually appealing. Vittorio Storaro-level lighting. Cool-ass Top Gun shades, headphones, mouth mikes. No white flare-out from the window — you can see the topography and the colors very clearly.