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Bush Makes Secret Thanksgiving Visit to Iraq
http://wireservice.wired.com/wired/story.asp?section=Breaking&storyId=801990&tw=wn_wire_story ^ | nov 27,2003 | steve holland

Posted on 11/27/2003 10:48:27 AM PST by AmericanMade1776

Edited on 06/29/2004 7:10:08 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

I bring a message on behalf of America: We thank you for your service, we are proud of you and America stands solidly behind you," Bush told about 600 soldiers, who were stunned to see the president emerge from a side door inside a military mess hall at Baghdad International Airport.


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KEYWORDS: bush43; iraq; thanksgiving; thanksgivingvisit
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To: At _War_With_Liberals
A few said they cancelled holiday plans because they couldn't stand their families talking about this. Others are physically ill.

Beautiful! And now PJ-Comix will be taking leave to enjoy his own Thanksgiving meal. Happy Thanksgiving everybody and enjoy the Turkey and the DUmmies getting the stuffing kicked out of them.

101 posted on 11/27/2003 1:07:39 PM PST by PJ-Comix (I'm A Real Deal Road Warrior 1st Class!)
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To: PJ-Comix
Wow, thanks for posting that ( I think ) I had never read their CR*P before.... Very interesting. But dumb! LOL
102 posted on 11/27/2003 1:09:11 PM PST by buffyt (Can you say President Hillary? Me Neither!!!!)
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To: PJ-Comix
ENJOY! Ours won't be ready for three more hours.
103 posted on 11/27/2003 1:09:39 PM PST by buffyt (Can you say President Hillary? Me Neither!!!!)
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To: JoJo Gunn
I really need a karmic hug

All the DUmmies are going to need karmic hugs after next year's election results. BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

104 posted on 11/27/2003 1:09:57 PM PST by PJ-Comix (I'm A Real Deal Road Warrior 1st Class!)
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To: PJ-Comix
"I loved watching the video of the surprised troops when the "messenger" from backstage came out to deliver the President's message."

I was curious about CNN, and Walt rogers just said, from Bagdahd, that the troops had an "EXPLOSIVE, EUPHORIC, REACTION...when Prfesident Bush came from behid the curtain..."

He then went on to temper his words by reporting how , ..."the troops were surprised to see him, but one yourn soldier said he thought hey had been there too long..."
I don't know who is worse, the reporter, or the soldier?

Thank you , President Bush!
105 posted on 11/27/2003 1:11:25 PM PST by pageonetoo (In God I trust, not the g'umt! and certainly not the Dims or Redims!)
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To: At _War_With_Liberals
They got freeped and do not have enuf mods to delete pro pres posts:


" CHUDOGG 156. Pathetic Website


I am a soldier. The comments about the President's Visit and the troops who support him are disgusting. This website is beyond conspiratorial and paranoia, and the fact that you people think you are mainstream is bizarre.

Goodluck in 2004, the Communist Party isn't running this year so i guess you'll be forced to choose a democrat, but if the overall opinion on this site represents that of the Mainstream democratic party, it will probably be a landslide.

Just remember that the soldiers in the field right now are much better men (and women) than you, the fact that you turn your backs ont them over a stupid political difference is pathetic."


106 posted on 11/27/2003 1:12:09 PM PST by At _War_With_Liberals
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To: JoJo Gunn
Coventina (181 posts)
Nov-06-02, 02:09 AM (ET)
I really need a karmic hug

Is that for real?
107 posted on 11/27/2003 1:15:42 PM PST by cadmus-maui
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To: PJ-Comix
Enjoy it.
108 posted on 11/27/2003 1:16:40 PM PST by At _War_With_Liberals
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To: AmericanMade1776
This is BAD ASS!!!!!!

TDIDS!!!!
109 posted on 11/27/2003 1:18:01 PM PST by The South Texan (The Democrat Party and the leftist (ABCCBSNBCCNN NYLATIMES)media are a criminal enterprise!)
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To: cadmus-maui
Sure it's real.

Alcoholic pagan Hindus are part of the Rat coalition.
110 posted on 11/27/2003 1:18:46 PM PST by At _War_With_Liberals
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To: PJ-Comix
You don't have to go to DU for comments. Just take a gander at the last paragraph of this AP story "quoting" troops trying to leave the airport after the Presidents visit. -

"But other soldiers grew angry that their departure from the airport was delayed for an hour, while they waited for Air Force One to depart. Finding the door barred, about 50 troops got into a shouting match with the soldier blocking their exit. The streets of Baghdad were too dangerous to delay their departure any longer, they shouted.

"Do you have any idea how many IEDs are on this road?" one soldier shouted, referring to improvised explosive devices or roadside bombs. "I have to get back to my base. I don't want to lose a soldier because the president wants us to sit here."

http://highmarkfunds.stockpoint.com/highmarkfunds/newspaper.asp?Mode=aws&Story=20031127/331w6995.xml

Sounds fishy to me.

111 posted on 11/27/2003 1:21:01 PM PST by Weimdog
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To: cadmus-maui
Yep, it is. The Best of the Web even posted it.
112 posted on 11/27/2003 1:21:08 PM PST by JoJo Gunn (Help control the Leftist population - have them spayed or neutered. )
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To: AmericanMade1776
just when I think I can't admire this man more...he totally pushes the envelope on nobility.

I am thankful that he is our president.

113 posted on 11/27/2003 1:23:07 PM PST by the invisib1e hand
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To: John Lenin
"If you want me (for Pres.)--just whistle."
vaudine
114 posted on 11/27/2003 1:23:15 PM PST by vaudine
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To: At _War_With_Liberals
Guess I knew the answer. Most THANKFUL this year for GW, Freep, NRO, et.al. Gets lonely over here.
115 posted on 11/27/2003 1:25:00 PM PST by cadmus-maui
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To: cadmus-maui; All
Scroll about 3/4 down.

http://www.opinionjournal.com/best/?id=110002588

The actual DU page isn't archived at their site, so the link is now dead. But I've saved the page if anyone wants it.
116 posted on 11/27/2003 1:25:36 PM PST by JoJo Gunn (Help control the Leftist population - have them spayed or neutered. )
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To: cadmus-maui
Where are you?
117 posted on 11/27/2003 1:29:34 PM PST by At _War_With_Liberals
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To: AmericanMade1776
The DUmmies are freakin out. I love it. GW comes through again!
118 posted on 11/27/2003 1:30:01 PM PST by soycd
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To: JoJo Gunn
Thanks. There's so much free-floating new-age "spiritualality" here in Hawaii-the result of too much sun and coconut oil I always thought. Could an ideology actually be a mental illness?
119 posted on 11/27/2003 1:38:51 PM PST by cadmus-maui
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To: buffyt
I know what you mean. Politics isw a no-no in my family.
120 posted on 11/27/2003 1:41:02 PM PST by At _War_With_Liberals
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To: At _War_With_Liberals
Makwao- up-country Maui. My neighbors are cows horses goats- very rational creatures compared to DU.
121 posted on 11/27/2003 1:41:55 PM PST by cadmus-maui
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To: PJ-Comix
Thank for the link.

Well, the bunch over there should be very happy about the FCC ruling allowing the F-Word on national TV.

While read their posts I felt as if they invented the word for their own private use.

Inclosing, I have been in the enemies camp and the enemy is pure evil.

122 posted on 11/27/2003 1:42:02 PM PST by Major_Risktaker (Did you have more freedom in the 20's, 30's, 40's, 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's or today?)
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To: soycd
The DUmmies are freakin out. I love it. GW comes through again!

I hope the news of the President in Baghdad drowns out the news about Old Crusty in Afghanistan...

123 posted on 11/27/2003 1:44:31 PM PST by COBOL2Java (If you can read this, thank a teacher. If you are reading this in English, thank a soldier.)
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To: buffyt
Did they mention on DU how much it cost for the Hildabeast to fly over there?

Now that shouldn't be a concern to anybody for it's the duty of a Senator to take care of foreign affairs and to be a leader to our troops when overseas. It's the job of the CIC to delegate and stay at home, Right? /sarcasm

124 posted on 11/27/2003 1:59:17 PM PST by EGPWS
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To: the invisib1e hand
your comment : just when I think I can't admire this man more...he totally pushes the envelope on nobility.

I am thankful that he is our president




I know how you feel...:-)
125 posted on 11/27/2003 2:21:45 PM PST by AmericanMade1776
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To: At _War_With_Liberals
A few said they cancelled holiday plans because they couldn't stand their families talking about this. Others are physically ill.

It was worth it, then.

126 posted on 11/27/2003 2:40:55 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (Chilling Effect-1, Global Warming-0)
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To: AmericanMade1776
See also some of the OTHER threads about this:
GOTTA SEE THIS-WarEnduring Freedom 11/28/03-Baghdad,Pres.Bush
      Posted by Diogenesis
On 11/27/2003 2:36 PM PST with 3 comments


ahoo, AP, Reuters, and the usual suspects | 11/28/03 | President Bush in Iraq with the valiant Armies of Good
     
 
U.S. Troops Across Iraq Cheer Surprise Bush Visit
      Posted by Ex-Dem
On 11/27/2003 2:14 PM PST with 7 comments


Wired News ^ | November 27, 2003 | Dean Yates
     
 
Reuters: Some Iraqis Welcome Bush, Others Wish Him in Hell
      Posted by Pokey78
On 11/27/2003 2:11 PM PST with 17 comments


Reuters ^ | 11/27/03 | Khaled Oweis
     
 
Bush appearance stuns troops gathered at airport for Thanksgiving
      Posted by Maria S
On 11/27/2003 1:25 PM PST with 31 comments


AP ^ | 11/27/03 | JIM KRANE
     
 
Bush Iraq text (Full transcript of Bush's Thanksgiving Speech to the troops in Iraq)
      Posted by FairOpinion
On 11/27/2003 12:29 PM PST with 30 comments


Ledger Enquirer.com -- AP ^ | Nov. 27, 2003 | President George W. Bush
     
 
(President)Bush Iraq Quotes
      Posted by kattracks
On 11/27/2003 11:45 AM PST with 9 comments


AP | 11/27/03
     
 
Bush Trip to Baghdad Kept Top-Secret
      Posted by kattracks
On 11/27/2003 11:25 AM PST with 51 comments


NewsMax.com Wires ^ | 11/27/03 | AP
     
 
DFU SONG: Air Force Hymn (Pres. Bush in Baghdad!!!)
      Posted by doug from upland
On 11/27/2003 11:24 AM PST with 11 comments


DFU SONG PARODIES | 11-2003 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
     
 
Bush Makes Secret Thanksgiving Visit to Iraq
      Posted by AmericanMade1776
On 11/27/2003 10:48 AM PST with 125 comments


wireservice.wired.com ^ | nov 27,2003 | steve holland
     
 
Bush Makes Surprise Visit to Baghdad
      Posted by Pro Consul
On 11/27/2003 9:42 AM PST with 14 comments


Fox News ^ | 11/27/2003 | Associated Press
     
 
Bush Makes Surprise Visit to Iraq
      Posted by PeteFromMontana
On 11/27/2003 9:42 AM PST with 172 comments


mywaynews via Drudge Report ^ | 11/27/2003 | TERENCE HUNT
     
 
President Bush is eating in my undisclosed location (UPDATE: Undisclosed location is IRAQ!)
      Posted by ChiefKujo
On 11/27/2003 7:37 AM PST with 1,137 comments


Eyes on ^ | 271830(C)NOV03 | ChiefKujo

127 posted on 11/27/2003 2:50:18 PM PST by RonDog
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To: EGPWS
Don't say that! The way the political winds are blowing, that could very well mean a wish for bad tidings to Dubya' voters in '04! : )

LOL

128 posted on 11/27/2003 2:51:59 PM PST by solitas (it only LOOKS like I'm p$$ng on the First Church of 'pillhead'...)
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To: RonDog
Bless you, RonDog. Thank-you. Good list.
129 posted on 11/27/2003 3:01:36 PM PST by ThePythonicCow (Mooo !!!!)
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To: desertcry
Wouldn't you hate to be the GI who was on patrol when the President came in, and ends up having to eat with Hillary?
130 posted on 11/27/2003 3:07:07 PM PST by gitmo (Stability cannot be purchased at the expense of liberty. -GWB)
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To: ThePythonicCow
Thanks!
I personally like ChiefKujo's MONSTER thread the best. :o)
Check the post time - he scooped EVERYONE!
(FReepers rule.)

131 posted on 11/27/2003 3:07:43 PM PST by RonDog
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To: gitmo
...ends up having to eat with Hillary?
Yuck!
What NASTY "leftovers!"

132 posted on 11/27/2003 3:09:55 PM PST by RonDog
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To: COBOL2Java
The goons on DU are saying that GWB did this surprise visit to the troops to upstage Hitlery....gimme me a break....the trip was planned 5/6 weeks ago long before Old Crusty decided to go.

HOOOOOORAY for DUBYA!
133 posted on 11/27/2003 3:33:17 PM PST by JulieRNR21 (One good term deserves another! Take W-04....Across America!)
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To: gitmo
Yes, but as the saying goes: Timing is everything. However, the President's visit to Iraq was not only for the 6oo or so, who were very fortunate to be at that Thanksgiving diner with W, but it was also for everybody in Iraq and Afghanistan, indeed for all the members of the USA Arm Forces. No doubt about it, President GWB loves his men in the Military. As for hillary it's very well known that she hates our men and women in uniform. She went to Afghanistan
for only one purpose to get a photo oped for political advantage. I feel sorry for our GIs who are used this way, have to share a table with her and still risks their lives to defend America.
134 posted on 11/27/2003 4:14:33 PM PST by desertcry
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To: Jeff Chandler
From DU:

And how many hungry people could have been fed today with that money? Just asking.

About the same amount of people as it cost for Hitlerys trip to Afganistan.

135 posted on 11/27/2003 4:16:54 PM PST by Bommer (Democraps: The New Improved NAZI's)
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To: crz
No joke and this is the greatest thing for those troops for their morale.

No joke this was an enormous boost to my morale, and I'm just a civvy.

136 posted on 11/27/2003 5:13:36 PM PST by the invisib1e hand
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To: AmericanMade1776
bump
137 posted on 11/27/2003 8:01:16 PM PST by ambrose
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To: EGPWS
AOL couldn't wait to headline Hitlary as "Guess who's coming to dinner?" with a photo of her stuffing her face and chatting with a lady soldier. I kept checking to see how long it would take them to replace it with Bush and it was literally hours before they did. Must have killed them for her to be upstaged. Can you just imagine how furious she is going in behind President Bush and his stealth appearance...God Bless America & our troops...they deserve the best and got it. There were some clips of her with Heraldo on all of the channels. He said the troops were pretty happy to have her but really excited about a Turkey Dinner...he was honest and it showed! She made some cutsie remark to him about being from NY and then said they would chat later...yea right. She's getting exactly what she deserves after all of that Bush-bashing party in Ohio. Wonder sho paid for her trip?
138 posted on 11/27/2003 8:02:21 PM PST by TatieBug
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