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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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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bush43; iraq; thanksgiving; thanksgivingvisit
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To: Peelod
Agonal spasms over at DU.

YUP! Here are a few samples of those agonized spasms:

He's such a coward! He's a wimp just like his dad. All secrecy and lies. All spin and PR. He has NO GUTS. He's a WIMP!

May he rots when he goes to hell.

I hope Karl Rove is sitting in front of his multi-bank TV station choking on his turkey.

Great move KKkarl.

Don't worry about him being in great danger..look how he scadaddled around on 911...that says it all.

There was nothing imaginative or creative here. It was just a secret..and Bush will be fighting the secrecy issue soon. I see this as another Rovian goof..like many in the past.

What I want to see is Bush being driven around in an open HumVee. Brilliant move on his part for the Right Wing but how obscene.

The ONLY terrorist in the world is Bush and this administration.

This Will Enrage The Iraqi Resistance Movement!

And finally a moment of truth by one DUmmy:

As much as I detest the guy, I think he managed to pull off a good one here.

And yet another moment of truth sadly faced by a DUmmy:

Are you guys listening to the soldiers cheer him?@! As an old soldier, I am so sad! How blind can they be those poor young men and women?

61 posted on 11/27/2003 11:54:42 AM PST by PJ-Comix (I'm A Real Deal Road Warrior 1st Class!)
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To: Jeff Chandler
From DU:

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

campaign appearance

This does seem like a 'wag the dog' type scenario, doesn't it? Bush is too chickenshit to go to Iraq, unless Rove forced him to for his re-election campaign.

Oh...now a [CNN]reporter FINALLY makes the connection between his* visit and Hillary's. paraphrase: "This COULD be seen as upstaging her.

More than a little ironic that he has come here and upstaged her." Reply from anchor: "Maybe there's a little political stuffing in that turkey." Well, no shit.

...And the elated troops are too stupid to understand this, so Dubya' is really making hay, politically, for the troops are in an absolute euphoric state because of his visit.

Gawd, I just love it! When Dubya' was introduced, he was introduced as a representative of the CIC to give a speech. The reaction of the troops when Dubya', himself, appeared was very memorable to say the least.

62 posted on 11/27/2003 11:56:48 AM PST by EGPWS
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To: Weimdog
Happy Thanksgiving to you too!
63 posted on 11/27/2003 11:58:16 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: EGPWS
The reaction of the troops when Dubya', himself, appeared was very memorable to say the least.

It was a sight to behold. It wouldn't surprise me if 75% of active military vote for Bush in '04 (no stats, just gut feeling).

64 posted on 11/27/2003 12:02:14 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (Chilling Effect-1, Global Warming-0)
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To: sean327
I guarantee they are all on the phone right now putting together Dashole's new "Deeply Saddened" speech.

I disagree, this one ranks an "OUTRAGEOUS" speech from the "un"respected Senator.

65 posted on 11/27/2003 12:02:28 PM PST by EGPWS
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To: EGPWS
Just saw the footage: "Let's see if we have anyone more senior back there to read this message from the President." You guys were right - they leapt out of their seats - one soldier got a picture over his head as he walked on stage.

Checked out DU - bitter, bitter, bitter.

I think this is GREAT!
66 posted on 11/27/2003 12:04:24 PM PST by bootless (Never Forget)
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To: Jeff Chandler
It was a sight to behold. It wouldn't surprise me if 75% of active military vote for Bush in '04 (no stats, just gut feeling).

Only 75%??

Personally I would opt for a much higher number, and lest we forget, their stateside family members!

67 posted on 11/27/2003 12:05:39 PM PST by EGPWS
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To: bootless
Checked out DU - bitter, bitter, bitter.

Situation normal then for that appears to be a perpetual state of mind of members there regardless of anything.

68 posted on 11/27/2003 12:11:28 PM PST by EGPWS
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To: AmericanMade1776
pictures still coming in
69 posted on 11/27/2003 12:13:04 PM PST by AmericanMade1776
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To: Jeff Chandler
And just when are the sewer divers going to ask how much it cost a Senator to make a similar trip?
70 posted on 11/27/2003 12:13:35 PM PST by JoJo Gunn (Help control the Leftist population - have them spayed or neutered. )
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To: EGPWS
LOL! It looks like a NORMAL PERSON made it onto the DUmmy forum. Here is how the Normal Person told off the DUmmies:

Wow! You guys should read your own post's

You will see what a bunch of sniveling children you are. I am amazed at the absolute hatred you display because of someone who does not think like you. I am even more amazed at liberals like you who just don’t get it. You don't seem to understand that there is this very large and dangerous group of people who if had the chance, would kill you and your family without hesitating. The President made the point in his speech why our soldiers are making this sacrifice. It is better to fight the terrorists there than it is to fight them here. I am very grateful on this Thanksgiving Day that the people who you would want in change, are not in charge.

BTW, what a great and proud day it was today to see a real President in action.

Grow up you little children

71 posted on 11/27/2003 12:16:21 PM PST by PJ-Comix (I'm A Real Deal Road Warrior 1st Class!)
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To: PJ-Comix
That poster has by now been "assassinated", of course....
72 posted on 11/27/2003 12:19:48 PM PST by JoJo Gunn (Help control the Leftist population - have them spayed or neutered. )
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To: sean327
Who cares about democrats? Entire democrat families can all go choke on their turkey dinners, for all I care: _I_ was talking about the drones on fox's 'newsertainment' channel. Granted, they pretty much present fair/balanced/etc. news; it's just that after the first dozen or so mentions IT ISN"T NEWS ANYMORE.

One would hope to watch the station for REAL news happening in the country and various places around the world and it looks like all they do is keep looping the same old tapes.

73 posted on 11/27/2003 12:20:51 PM PST by solitas (it only LOOKS like I'm p$$ng on the First Church of 'pillhead'...)
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To: PJ-Comix
Let me guess, or prognosticate anyway, the replies to that will be, "you conservatives are unbelievable in your slander by calling adults children". Foregoing any response to the rest of the message content.
74 posted on 11/27/2003 12:23:16 PM PST by EGPWS
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To: AmericanMade1776
What are the chances of the cheers and applause for our President being shown on network TV tonight? My guess is there will be precious little of any troops cheering the Commander in Chief.
75 posted on 11/27/2003 12:25:01 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat (I'm so glad to no longer be associated with the Party of Dependence on Government!)
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To: AmericanMade1776
"Bush also met with four members of the Iraqi Governing Council"

"Who's 'The Man'?"

76 posted on 11/27/2003 12:26:36 PM PST by mrsmith
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To: AmericanMade1776
Bush serving our troops in Iraq Hillary serving herself in Afghanistan.
77 posted on 11/27/2003 12:30:51 PM PST by AmericanMade1776
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To: solitas
Entire democrat families can all go choke on their turkey dinners,...

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! : )

78 posted on 11/27/2003 12:31:12 PM PST by EGPWS
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To: Ichneumon
I agree. This is just unbelievable and COMPLETELY sinks Hillary's little grandstand.
79 posted on 11/27/2003 12:32:32 PM PST by LS
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To: EGPWS
dang..i tried to post a picture of hillary and it broke the camera...maybe later
80 posted on 11/27/2003 12:33:11 PM PST by AmericanMade1776
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