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A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 11.23.05
yahoo.com, whitehouse.gov ^ | Wednesday November 23, 2005 | GretchenM

Posted on 11/23/2005 3:06:15 PM PST by GretchenM

The president and first lady are at their home in Crawford, Texas. Today's photos are some pick ups from last night.

... Wishing everyone an enjoyable Thanksgiving, and issuing another welcome to Sanity Island ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; US: District of Columbia; US: Texas; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 43; condirice; crawfordtexas; georgewbush; italy; laurabush; prairiechapelranch; rumsfeld; sanityisland; thanksgiving
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President Bush holds his dog Barney as he waves to a crowd after stepping off Air Force One, Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2005 in Waco, Texas. Bush is spending Thanksgiving weekend at his ranch in Crawford

1 posted on 11/23/2005 3:06:16 PM PST by GretchenM
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To: 1Peter2:16; 2Jedismom; 2Trievers; 4mycountry; 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub; A_perfect_lady; ...

Dose going up -- very few photos.


2 posted on 11/23/2005 3:06:58 PM PST by GretchenM (Hooked on porn and hating it? Visit http://www.theophostic.com .)
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Leaving DC for Crawford


3 posted on 11/23/2005 3:07:19 PM PST by GretchenM (Hooked on porn and hating it? Visit http://www.theophostic.com .)
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Rice, pictured 22 November, indicated that conditions for a gradual pullout of its troops from Iraq could become ripe 'fairly soon,' but warned that a decision about their withdrawal will not be made unilaterally.

"... Rumsfeld ... has stated repeatedly in recent weeks that the US posture and role in Iraq will be reassessed following the December 15 [Iraq] elections. The US indicated that conditions for a gradual pullout of its troops from violence-torn Iraq could become ripe 'fairly soon.'" Pictured here with d Italian Foreign Minister Antonio Martino talk as they walk out of the Pentagon after a meeting Tuesday.

This undated picture made available Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2005, shows part of the U.S. Naval support facility in Maddalena Island, Sardinia. Italian Defense Minister Antonio Martino said after a meeting in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2005, with Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, that the United States was withdrawing its submarines from La Maddalena. The move is part of a general reshuffling of U.S. military forces and resources throughout Europe, and the timing of the move will be decided later.

Remembering what's it's all about right now

4 posted on 11/23/2005 3:08:17 PM PST by GretchenM (Hooked on porn and hating it? Visit http://www.theophostic.com .)
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To: GretchenM

Hi!


5 posted on 11/23/2005 3:08:31 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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Facing the nation Sunday

Miss Beazley carefully inspects the camera while playing on the South Lawn of the White House, October 5

All clear.

6 posted on 11/23/2005 3:08:44 PM PST by GretchenM (Hooked on porn and hating it? Visit http://www.theophostic.com .)
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To: Cicero
Hi Cicero. Congratulations on being
7 posted on 11/23/2005 3:09:20 PM PST by GretchenM (Hooked on porn and hating it? Visit http://www.theophostic.com .)
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To: GretchenM

BUSH ROCKS!!


8 posted on 11/23/2005 3:09:44 PM PST by nwrep
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To: GretchenM

Two ... boo ;)


9 posted on 11/23/2005 3:09:45 PM PST by STARWISE (The liberals and terrorists belong to the same club: THE HATE AND DESTROY AMERICA CLUB.)
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To: GretchenM

HAPPY THANKSGIVING....tomorrow....EVERYONE....thank you Gretchen for what pictures they are....hope you are doing well.


10 posted on 11/23/2005 3:11:30 PM PST by goodnesswins (We would have WON in Vietnam, without Dim interference.)
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To: GretchenM

Thanks, GretchenM and a very Happy Thanksgiving to you and to all the Dosers.


11 posted on 11/23/2005 3:13:15 PM PST by Bahbah (Free Scooter; Tony Schaffer for the US Senate)
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To: All
George Washington's 1789 Thanksgiving Day Proclamation, offering "prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations," made at request of both Houses of Congress.

How far we have drifted ...

12 posted on 11/23/2005 3:14:38 PM PST by GretchenM (Hooked on porn and hating it? Visit http://www.theophostic.com .)
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To: GretchenM

Happy Thanksgiving to all.


13 posted on 11/23/2005 3:15:26 PM PST by newfrpr04
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To: goodnesswins
Hi gw. You've been in my thoughts lately. It's good to hear from you. I am doing well, and thrive in my new location. =)
14 posted on 11/23/2005 3:16:10 PM PST by GretchenM (Hooked on porn and hating it? Visit http://www.theophostic.com .)
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Thanks, GM ...hope your first in your new home is wonderful.

Hugs and best wishes for a peaceful and safe Thanksgiving to all our wonderful Dosers and FRiends ... our blessings are truly overflowing.


15 posted on 11/23/2005 3:16:40 PM PST by STARWISE (The liberals and terrorists belong to the same club: THE HATE AND DESTROY AMERICA CLUB.)
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To: Bahbah

Thanks Bahbah, and I return the good wishes, to you and to all.


16 posted on 11/23/2005 3:17:19 PM PST by GretchenM (Hooked on porn and hating it? Visit http://www.theophostic.com .)
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To: All

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone and God Bless!


17 posted on 11/23/2005 3:18:28 PM PST by WashingtonStateRepublican
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To: GretchenM
Wishing everyone an enjoyable Thanksgiving, and issuing another welcome to Sanity Island ...

Mega dittos!

18 posted on 11/23/2005 3:19:16 PM PST by Right_in_Virginia
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To: GretchenM

My first first, I think! Thank you.


19 posted on 11/23/2005 3:21:35 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: GretchenM
Bump!


20 posted on 11/23/2005 3:29:23 PM PST by W04Man (Bush2004 Grassroots Campaign We Did It! NOW.... PLEASE STAY THE COURSE!)
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To: GretchenM

Hi, and thanks so much for the dose today! The pictures of the presidential pooches are a great bonus treat!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING, EVERYBODY!


21 posted on 11/23/2005 3:29:39 PM PST by Theresawithanh (You'll get me to stop posting on FR when you wrench my laptop from my cold, dead fingers!)
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To: GretchenM

Thanks for posting the Dose. Hope you have a very nice Thanksgiving!


22 posted on 11/23/2005 3:30:39 PM PST by ODC-GIRL (Proudly serving our Nation's Homeland Defense)
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To: WashingtonStateRepublican
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone and God Bless

Happy Thanksgiving back atcha, fellow Washington stater.

23 posted on 11/23/2005 3:31:29 PM PST by radiohead (Proud member of the 'arrogant supermagt')
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HAPPY THANKSGIVING DOSE GANG


24 posted on 11/23/2005 3:35:11 PM PST by LUV W (Our will is strong, our nation is united, and we will settle for nothing less than victory. GWB11-11)
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To: GretchenM

What are the Italian Foreign Minister and Rumsfield discussing anyway?


25 posted on 11/23/2005 3:36:58 PM PST by peacebaby (I'm not overwhelmed! I'm just the right amount of whelmed.)
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To: GretchenM

Hey, have a wonderful Thanksgiving tomorrow.


26 posted on 11/23/2005 3:38:27 PM PST by MamaB (mom to an Angel)
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To: GretchenM

Hi GEM,

A Dose with even a few pictures is still a pleasant visit to Sanity Island.

Happy Thanksgiving to you, and all the Dosers.


27 posted on 11/23/2005 3:41:56 PM PST by baseballmom
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To: GretchenM

Oh, I'll bet the president is so glad to be HOME.

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone.


28 posted on 11/23/2005 3:43:09 PM PST by Peach (The Clintons pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: GretchenM; Wolfstar; snugs; ohioWfan; MJY1288; Txsleuth; NordP; Pippin; TruthNtegrity; Fudd Fan; ...
I like to read this aloud especially at Thanksgiving, for it puts our history and so many things into perspective and recounts our unique and blessed American history in real human terms of struggle, loss and suffering.

It's famous, as its author is Rush Limbaugh III's Dad, Rush Limbaugh, Jr., and I think it should be required reading for all Americans .. and most especially taught in school.

It's too long to post, but here's an excerpt I hope will whet your appetite to read it in its entirety .. it's no less worthy that the richest and compelling page turner .. and yet it's all the heart-tugging truth:

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"Our lives, our fortunes, our sacred honor"

Jefferson groaned as they continued what he later called "their depredations." "Inherent and inalienable rights" came out "certain unalienable rights," and to this day no one knows who suggested the elegant change.

A total of 86 alterations were made. Almost 500 words were eliminated, leaving 1,337. At last, after three days of wrangling, the document was put to a vote.

Here in this hall Patrick Henry had once thundered: " I am no longer a Virginian, Sir, but an American." But today the loud, sometimes bitter argument stilled, and without fanfare the vote was taken from north to south by colonies, as was the custom. On July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was adopted.

There were no trumpets blown. No one stood on his chair and cheered. The afternoon was waning and Congress had no thought of delaying the full calendar of routine business on its hands. For several hours they worked on many other problems before adjourning for the day.

Much To Lose

What kind of men were the 56 signers who adopted the Declaration of Independence and who, by their signing, committed an act of treason against the crown? To each of you the names Franklin, Adams, Hancock, and Jefferson are almost as familiar as household words.

Most of us, however, know nothing of the other signers.

Who were they? What happened to them?

I imagine that many of you are somewhat surprised at the names not there: George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, Patrick Henry. All were elsewhere.

Ben Franklin was the only really old man. Eighteen were under 40; three were in their 20s. Of the 56 almost half -24- were judges and lawyers. Eleven were merchants, 9 were landowners and farmers, and the remaining 12 were doctors, ministers, and politicians.

With only a few exceptions, such as Samuel Adams of Massachusetts, these were men of substantial property.

All but two had families. The vast majority were men of education and standing in their communities. They had economic security as few men had in the 18th century.

Each had more to lose from revolution than he had to gain by it. John Hancock, one of the richest men in America, already had a price of 500 pounds on his head.

He signed in enormous letters so "that his Majesty could now read his name without glasses and could now double the reward." Ben Franklin wryly noted: "Indeed we must all hang together, otherwise we shall most assuredly hang separately." Fat Benjamin Harrison of Virginia told tiny Elbridge Gerry of Massachusetts: "With me it will all be over in a minute, but you, you will be dancing on air an hour after I am gone.

These men knew what they risked. The penalty for treason was death by hanging. And remember: a great British fleet was already at anchor in New York Harbor.

They were sober men. There were no dreamy-eyed intellectuals or draft card burners here. They were far from hot-eyed fanatics, yammering for an explosion.

They simply asked for the status quo. It was change they resisted. It was equality with the mother country they desired. It was taxation with representation they sought. They were all conservatives, yet they rebelled.

It was principle, not property, that had brought these men to Philadelphia. Two of them became presidents of the United States. Seven of them became state governors. One died in office as vice president of the United States. Several would go on to be U.S. Senators.

One, the richest man in America, in 1828 founded the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. One, a delegate from Philadelphia, was the only real poet, musician and philosopher of the signers (it was he, Francis Hopkinson - not Betsy Ross who designed the United States flag).

Richard Henry Lee, A delegate from Virginia, had introduced the resolution to adopt the Declaration of Independence in June of 1776. He was prophetic in his concluding remarks:

"Why then sir, why do we longer delay? Why still deliberate? Let this happy day give birth to an American Republic. Let her arise not to devastate and to conquer but to reestablish the reign of peace and law. The eyes of Europe are fixed upon us. She demands of us a living example of freedom that may exhibit a contrast in the felicity of the citizen to the ever increasing tyranny which desolates her polluted shores. She invites us to prepare an asylum where the unhappy may find solace, and the persecuted repost.

If we are not this day wanting in our duty, the names of the American Legislatures of 1776 will be placed by posterity at the side of all of those whose memory has been and ever will be dear to virtuous men and good citizens."

Though the resolution was formally adopted July 4, it was not until July 8 that two of the states authorized their delegates to sign, and it was not until August 2, that the signers met at Philadelphia to actually put their names to the Declaration.

William Ellery, delegate from Rhode Island, was curious to see the signers' faces as they committed this supreme act of personal courage. He saw some men sign quickly, "but in no face was he able to discern real fear."

Stephan Hopkins, Ellery's colleague from Rhode Island, was a man past 60. As he signed with a shaking pen, he declared: "My hand trembles, but my heart does not."

"Most glorious service"

Even before the list was published, the British marked down every member of Congress suspected of having put his name to treason. All of them became the objects of vicious manhunts. Some were taken. Some, like Jefferson, had narrow escapes. All who had property or families near British strongholds suffered.

More ................HERE

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For their courage .. for all they risked and lost to give US what we are privileged to enjoy as Americans, for the most glorious country on the face of the planet .. thank God for our Founding Fathers .. and Mothers. There was an Angel in the whirlwind who was instrumental then, as well.

It was conservatives who designed this most glorious concept of governance and order, and it's obviously it's going to take conservatives to SAVE IT AND KEEP IT. Courage!


29 posted on 11/23/2005 3:49:15 PM PST by STARWISE (The liberals and terrorists belong to the same club: THE HATE AND DESTROY AMERICA CLUB.)
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To: STARWISE

Great story....yes it should be required reading because I don't think children are learning history anymore...just revisionist stories!


30 posted on 11/23/2005 3:54:37 PM PST by LUV W (Our will is strong, our nation is united, and we will settle for nothing less than victory. GWB11-11)
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To: LUV W; All

I will forever have the message of President Bush showing up in Iraq a few Thanksgivings ago...FOREVER etched in my favorite Thanksgiving memories...

I remember exactly on what part of the highway I was driving home on from my mother's house, when the news alert broke into the football game...I didn't believe it..

until I got home and saw the news all over the TV!!!


31 posted on 11/23/2005 3:59:38 PM PST by Txsleuth (9/11NEVER FORGET-NEVER SURRENDER, Sam Johnson, a REAL hero!)
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To: Txsleuth

Me, too! I got all goose-bumpy and shivery when the roar went up from the soldiers when President Bush came out from the curtain as the "special guest"!

What a day that was!


32 posted on 11/23/2005 4:08:26 PM PST by Theresawithanh (You'll get me to stop posting on FR when you wrench my laptop from my cold, dead fingers!)
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I won't ever forget it, either. One of the things I am so thankful for is that George Bush is the President.

Gretchen, thanks so much for the pictures. It is nice to see that the President is home. The daughters flew in with him on Air Force One, according to what I heard on Fox today.

I need to get busy in the kitchen. May all of you have a happy and blessed Thanksgiving!

33 posted on 11/23/2005 4:12:05 PM PST by Miss Marple (Lord, please look after Mozart Lover's son and keep him strong.)
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To: Txsleuth
You just brought tears to my eyes by sharing that memory!

I just remember that I was so frightened for his safety that I couldn't wait to hear that AF-1 had landed back in Waco! Don't you know that the troops were over the moon that their Commander-in-Chief had defied everything to be with them.
34 posted on 11/23/2005 4:14:39 PM PST by LUV W (Our will is strong, our nation is united, and we will settle for nothing less than victory. GWB11-11)
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To: GretchenM

A Barney photo great!!


35 posted on 11/23/2005 4:22:34 PM PST by snugs (An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME)
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To: GretchenM

2 Barney photos!!


36 posted on 11/23/2005 4:23:09 PM PST by snugs (An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME)
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To: Cicero

What would you like on your toaster?


37 posted on 11/23/2005 4:25:52 PM PST by snugs (An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME)
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To: GretchenM
HI GEM! Thanks for the puppy pics!
38 posted on 11/23/2005 4:37:05 PM PST by SnarlinCubBear (VISUALIZE WHIRLED PEAS)
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To: STARWISE; LUV W

Thank you both for the Thanksgiving graphics and informed postings.


39 posted on 11/23/2005 4:38:17 PM PST by Freedom'sWorthIt
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To: Right_in_Virginia
Wishing everyone an enjoyable Thanksgiving, and issuing another welcome to Sanity Island ...

Mega dittos! ===== Mega, mega dittos!

40 posted on 11/23/2005 4:43:52 PM PST by SnarlinCubBear (VISUALIZE WHIRLED PEAS)
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To: GretchenM
Thank you for the Dose, and I Love the Barney Pictures!

Have a Blessed Thanksgiving Everyone!

41 posted on 11/23/2005 4:45:03 PM PST by Kitty Mittens
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To: Txsleuth

That Thanksgiving when the president made a surprise visit to Baghdad, before it was announced, there was a thread on FR from a soldier/Freeper who we knew was in Iraq and he said he'd just had dinner with a very important person but couldn't tell us for a a half hour.

As it turned out he had to wait until the president cleared air space over Baghdad. This soldier was SO excited that it almost came through the computer screen.

All the blessings of the holiday.


42 posted on 11/23/2005 4:47:35 PM PST by Peach (The Clintons pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: Kitty Mittens

Hello Kitty how are you great to "see" you


43 posted on 11/23/2005 4:59:55 PM PST by snugs (An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME)
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To: GretchenM; All
HAPPY THANKSGIVING
44 posted on 11/23/2005 5:04:30 PM PST by mystery-ak (Army wife.......toughest job in the military..)
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To: snugs

How about a screaming eagle?


45 posted on 11/23/2005 5:04:41 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: snugs
Hi, my Sweet FRiend! I'm Feeling Much Better, by the Grace of God! I Pray you and your Family are Feeling Well.

I Looked at a Recent Dose you Posted, (((((Eleanor))))))), and it was a Super-Dose! That Amount of Photos was Incredible! Thank you, and Everyone who Posts these Pictures of our President!

46 posted on 11/23/2005 5:09:15 PM PST by Kitty Mittens
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To: Peach
We'll never forget the electricity of that night, will we. Historic, nerve jangling, spine tingling, shock and tears of joy everywhere, and obvious respect and gratitude from the troops.

Check out the dome .. LOL^^

Unforgettable day, and so great that we were sharing it and getting the tip almost first hand .. it truly was an amazing and historic technological milestone.

47 posted on 11/23/2005 5:13:28 PM PST by STARWISE (The liberals and terrorists belong to the same club: THE HATE AND DESTROY AMERICA CLUB.)
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To: snugs

Hi, Snugs! Barney and Beezie on the dose today! I love the picture where Beezie is looking at the camera - "what kind of dog are you?" is the caption I would give it.

Hope all is well with you and your folks, and Happy Thanksgiving!


48 posted on 11/23/2005 5:14:28 PM PST by Theresawithanh (You'll get me to stop posting on FR when you wrench my laptop from my cold, dead fingers!)
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt

You're very welcome ;) .. I just love reading and remembering what it took for US to get to here. Wish Mel Gibson would do a movie about all the very personal sagas that played out.


49 posted on 11/23/2005 5:15:43 PM PST by STARWISE (The liberals and terrorists belong to the same club: THE HATE AND DESTROY AMERICA CLUB.)
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To: peacebaby
From the caption in #4: "This undated picture made available Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2005, shows part of the U.S. Naval support facility in Maddalena Island, Sardinia. Italian Defense Minister Antonio Martino said after a meeting in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2005, with Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, that the United States was withdrawing its submarines from La Maddalena. The move is part of a general reshuffling of U.S. military forces and resources throughout Europe, and the timing of the move will be decided later."

Perhaps that photo was taken after the formal dissss-cuss-in'.

50 posted on 11/23/2005 5:18:10 PM PST by GretchenM (Hooked on porn and hating it? Visit http://www.theophostic.com .)
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