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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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Laura did not know..until a few hours before and the daughters right before he left.
1 posted on 11/27/2003 10:48:27 AM PST by AmericanMade1776
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To: AmericanMade1776
Cool!
2 posted on 11/27/2003 10:51:36 AM PST by demlosers ( The Evil Empire is burning.... ;-))
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To: AmericanMade1776
I just saw the videos from Iraq. I like this President more & more.
3 posted on 11/27/2003 10:52:45 AM PST by stylin19a (is it vietnam yet ?)
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To: AmericanMade1776
Bush Makes Secret Thanksgiving Visit to Iraq
SSSHHHHH! It's a SECRET!
4 posted on 11/27/2003 10:53:03 AM PST by Asclepius (karma vigilantet)
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To: stylin19a
Film footage still on FOX.
5 posted on 11/27/2003 10:53:23 AM PST by buffyt (Can you say President Hillary? Me Neither!!!!)
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To: AmericanMade1776
Hillary is going to be SOOooooooooo Jealous! LOL
6 posted on 11/27/2003 10:53:48 AM PST by buffyt (Can you say President Hillary? Me Neither!!!!)
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To: AmericanMade1776
"At that point, Bush emerged wearing a military jacket and loud cheering began."

I just saw the footage of his first appearance on TV! Those guys couldn't get to their feet and start cheering FAST ENOUGH! They literally ALL jumped when they saw him!

7 posted on 11/27/2003 10:55:42 AM PST by Maria S ("When the passions become masters, they are vices." Pascal, 1670)
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8 posted on 11/27/2003 10:57:13 AM PST by AmericanMade1776
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To: AmericanMade1776
Iam in awe of our President!! what a wonderful thing to do also very scary.
this is a man who thinks of all of us and he really cares about the troops and today iam so thankful that President Bush is our leader and what a leader he is!

the democrats are not having a good thanksgiving and this is good,and then there is the witch's trip to afganistian,hehe she has been upstaged and this is also good!
9 posted on 11/27/2003 10:58:52 AM PST by suzyq5558 (the nine dwarves= idiocrats on parade)
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To: buffyt
I am in anguish because I am cable impaired! LOL Thanks all for putting up stills. ABC carried footage for a while but I want to see the troops when he first surprised them. A riend said it brought tears to her eyes... to theirs too, no doubt! God Bless President Bush!
10 posted on 11/27/2003 11:00:01 AM PST by Libertina ("We're not establishing intimacy with these people, we want to crush them." Rush on rats.)
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To: AmericanMade1776
LOL, Hillary must be peeing her pantsuit!
11 posted on 11/27/2003 11:00:12 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard
Bush kicks ass, love him.
12 posted on 11/27/2003 11:05:05 AM PST by Veritas01 (Veritas)
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To: AmericanMade1776
When I first heard of this I thought it was a joke! No joke and this is the greatest thing for those troops for their morale. I cant imagine how the Secrete Service coped with this. No doubt whole cases of malox are being consumed by them now.
13 posted on 11/27/2003 11:09:07 AM PST by crz
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14 posted on 11/27/2003 11:09:17 AM PST by AmericanMade1776
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To: AmericanMade1776
OUTSTANDING!

Way to go W.

15 posted on 11/27/2003 11:09:21 AM PST by quesera (Scr*w the RATS, the U.N., and the French!)
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To: Veritas01
Man ....when I saw the headline I thought it was a bad joke from DU....Kudos Dubya....
16 posted on 11/27/2003 11:09:44 AM PST by spokeshave (Cancel the San Jose Merc and the one way truck to Nevada)
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17 posted on 11/27/2003 11:10:56 AM PST by John Lenin
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To: AmericanMade1776
Great pic.
18 posted on 11/27/2003 11:11:00 AM PST by dighton
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To: AmericanMade1776
It must have been a great shock too the First Lady. She must know that W is the #1 target of the terrorist, yet the President is flying right into the snakepit! I feel for her, but that's one of the price of Freedom that must be paid. God Bless the President and the First Lady of this great land.
19 posted on 11/27/2003 11:11:17 AM PST by desertcry
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To: Libertina
posted a few more
20 posted on 11/27/2003 11:11:58 AM PST by AmericanMade1776
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To: AmericanMade1776
What a stud.
21 posted on 11/27/2003 11:13:03 AM PST by Texas Eagle
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To: AmericanMade1776

22 posted on 11/27/2003 11:13:15 AM PST by Ichneumon
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To: dansangel
PING.
23 posted on 11/27/2003 11:15:05 AM PST by .45MAN (Posted Disclaimer on first page.)
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To: AmericanMade1776
Agonal spasms over at DU.

The democrat party really is dying.
24 posted on 11/27/2003 11:18:21 AM PST by Peelod
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To: Ichneumon
I gotta admit, he's got a bigger set of 'em than I've got. That was really slick. I can't wait for the Nightly News to see how this one is reported.
25 posted on 11/27/2003 11:20:04 AM PST by gooleyman
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To: Ichneumon
I am in total awe of this man. The Democrats must be choking on their turkey.

Hillary is gonna stroke out.

I just know the Almighty has sent us the very best He had to be our leader.

26 posted on 11/27/2003 11:20:07 AM PST by tenthirteen
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To: AmericanMade1776
God ... what a president!
27 posted on 11/27/2003 11:20:11 AM PST by _Jim ( <--- Ann Coulter speaks on gutless Liberals (RealAudio files))
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To: Ichneumon
not sure what those things mean
28 posted on 11/27/2003 11:21:48 AM PST by AmericanMade1776
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To: AmericanMade1776
"Iraq is emerging as perhaps the greatest threat to Bush's re-election in 2004."

On the contrary--President Bush is by far the best leader to wage and win the war against terrorism. The conquest of Iraq was brilliant strategy and a splendid display of courage and leadership.

29 posted on 11/27/2003 11:22:28 AM PST by Savage Beast (If Europeans cannot remember the price of appeasement, Americans are well qualified to remind them.)
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To: AmericanMade1776
I love it. When I signed on this AM Hillary's trip was all over my home page. She was shown talking to a female solder. To her the army is a place to conduct social experiments. Her husband did more to reduce the effectiveness of the US army than any president has in modern time. The revulsion I felt when I saw her with the troops made me gag.
30 posted on 11/27/2003 11:22:36 AM PST by PolishProud
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To: AmericanMade1776
Sometimes it seems like nobody knows there is a war. I heard this on the radio, but missed the location. Knew it had to be Iraq.
31 posted on 11/27/2003 11:22:56 AM PST by RightWhale (Close your tag lines)
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To: _Jim
New video coming now on Fox.
32 posted on 11/27/2003 11:23:19 AM PST by MEG33
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To: AmericanMade1776
This sure beats shutting down on-base polling places, election-day "surprise" deployments, neglecting to pick up election mail from ships, and systematically tossing out military votes like the previous president did.

-PJ

33 posted on 11/27/2003 11:23:22 AM PST by Political Junkie Too (It's not safe yet to vote Democrat.)
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To: AmericanMade1776
Love him or hate him, gotta admit he's got some balls to go over there. :) Way cool thing for him to do.
34 posted on 11/27/2003 11:24:36 AM PST by zx2dragon (I could never again be an angel... Innocence, once lost, can never be regained.)
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To: Lancey Howard; AmericanMade1776; buffyt
This is a tumb-in-the-eye to Shrillary..her DNC/minions are going to cry foul, anybody got the new DNC seal ready...the baby crying?
35 posted on 11/27/2003 11:24:47 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (Just because you're paranoid,doesn't mean they aren't out to get you. :)
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To: AmericanMade1776

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36 posted on 11/27/2003 11:25:34 AM PST by B-Cause
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To: AmericanMade1776
I loved watching the video of the surprised troops when the "messenger" from backstage came out to deliver the President's message.
37 posted on 11/27/2003 11:25:39 AM PST by PJ-Comix (I'm A Real Deal Road Warrior 1st Class!)
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To: MEG33
My eyes were steamed over and I was 'ferclempt' for several minutes at news of this ... wow!
38 posted on 11/27/2003 11:26:11 AM PST by _Jim ( <--- Ann Coulter speaks on gutless Liberals (RealAudio files))
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To: Political Junkie Too
We are truly blessed on this Thanksgiving Day..2003...our troops and our President do us Proud!!!!!
39 posted on 11/27/2003 11:26:26 AM PST by AmericanMade1776
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To: AmericanMade1776
I loved watching the video of the surprised troops when the "messenger" from backstage came out to deliver the President's message.
40 posted on 11/27/2003 11:27:05 AM PST by PJ-Comix (I'm A Real Deal Road Warrior 1st Class!)
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To: AmericanMade1776
Thank you!
41 posted on 11/27/2003 11:27:05 AM PST by Libertina ("We're not establishing intimacy with these people, we want to crush them." Rush on rats.)
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To: Libertina
The pictures alone brought tears to my eyes.

I guess I'll have to check the TV for video.

Happy Thanksgiving & God Bless America!
42 posted on 11/27/2003 11:27:42 AM PST by Weimdog
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To: buffyt
Film footage still on FOX.

Film footage STILL on FOX. And they're still patting themselves on their @$$e$ (and other parts) for being so brave and noble and 'keeping a secret'. This looks like it'll be a quarter-screen 'foxnewsalert' ("...we give you three-quarters of the news, you decide...") until Christmas...

Good job George!

43 posted on 11/27/2003 11:27:43 AM PST by solitas (it only LOOKS like I'm pí$$íng on the First Church of 'pillhead'...)
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To: AmericanMade1776
I hope Tom Daschle is saddened.
44 posted on 11/27/2003 11:28:51 AM PST by Texas Eagle
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To: AmericanMade1776
Found these quotes from some of the soldiers with Bush at dinner, posted in the Guardian article on his visit


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Wearing an exercise jacket with a 1st Armored Division patch, Bush stood in a chow line and dished out sweet potatoes and corn for Thanksgiving dinner and posed with a platter of a fresh-baked turkey.

Soldiers at the dinner spoke enthusiastically about Bush.

``He's got to win in '04. No one else can prosecute this war like he can,'' said Army Capt. John Morrison from Butler County, Pa. Said PFC1 Kyle Crittenden of Humboldt County, Calif.: ``I'm proud to serve in his Army.''

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BTW, keep the pics coming for those of us who do not have cable. And have you contributed to Bush's re-election campaign today?? Let's put our $$$ where our internet posts are, so to speak.

Reggie
45 posted on 11/27/2003 11:28:52 AM PST by CobolKing (Go Bush!!!)
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To: AmericanMade1776
not sure what those things mean

Hint: They're made of brass.

46 posted on 11/27/2003 11:29:33 AM PST by Ichneumon
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To: Peelod
The democrat party really is dying.

Slowly, too slowly, however, surely.

What a great Thankgiving it has turned out to be! : )

47 posted on 11/27/2003 11:31:29 AM PST by EGPWS
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To: solitas
The DU clowns are all puking their turkey, Rolaids is gonna make a killin' off Dumocrats today! Mr. Bush is truly an amazing Commander In Chief. That was one ballsy move.
48 posted on 11/27/2003 11:31:40 AM PST by sean327 (Gun control=Good sight picture, and good sight alignment.)
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To: sean327
Any bets on how long it will take the dims and their press to find a way to denounce this?
49 posted on 11/27/2003 11:38:17 AM PST by cadmus-maui
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Rolaids is gonna make a killin' off Dumocrats today!

GREAT! Even more good news for the economy!

BTW, has anyone seen anything on Hitlery's trip to the troops? Hehe, perhaps the crowd (if any) didn't give a good light to her politically driven agenda!

It, also, couldn't be that "the smartest woman in the world" was upstaged by Dubya', could it?

50 posted on 11/27/2003 11:39:11 AM PST by EGPWS
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