Brown was right, at the outset, to pay his respects to those serviceman that who lost their lives.
Brown arrived with a prepared set of points that he wanted to make and did so again and again. In typical fashion he ignored the questions.
The important point is that he backed Blair to the hilt and stuck to the prepared script throughout.
His other little task today is to bore the media and, so far, he is succeeding. It is important for him and the Labour party that Iraq doesn't spill over into the election campaign. One day of headlines is more than enough.
So far, mission accomplished.