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A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 11.30.05
yahoo.com, whitehouse.gov ^ | Wednesday November 30, 2005 | GretchenM

Posted on 11/30/2005 3:50:59 PM PST by GretchenM

The president outlined his strategy for victory in Iraq at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. He met with VFW Commander-in-Chief Jim Mueller and Secretary of Vetrens Affairs Jim Nicholson in the Oval.

Laura Bush gave the media a tour of the holiday decor at the White House.

Welcome to Sanity Island!


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Free Republic; Germany; Government; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia; US: Maryland; War on Terror
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QUOTE: "To achieve victory over such enemies, we are pursuing a comprehensive strategy in Iraq. Americans should have a clear understanding of ... how we look at the war, how we see the enemy, how we define victory, and what we're doing to achieve it. So today, we're releasing a document called the "National Strategy for Victory in Iraq." This is an unclassified version of the strategy we've been pursuing in Iraq ... I urge all Americans to read it." Click here to read it.

"Victory in Iraq" (and its cost)

President Bush pauses as he reads a letter at the U.S. Naval Academy, written by a Marine before he was killed in Iraq

1 posted on 11/30/2005 3:51:01 PM PST by GretchenM
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To: 1Peter2:16; 2Jedismom; 2Trievers; 4mycountry; 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub; A_perfect_lady; ...

Dose goin' up.

Pls wait to post or repost photos

till the All Clear.

Thx


2 posted on 11/30/2005 3:51:35 PM PST by GretchenM (Hooked on porn and hating it? Visit http://www.theophostic.com .)
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To: GretchenM

hi


3 posted on 11/30/2005 3:52:02 PM PST by tommix2
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Here is overview information on President Bush's strategy to win the war in Iraq.

Table of Contents

November 30, 2005
National Strategy for Victory in Iraq

Executive Summary

PART I
Strategic Overview

Victory in Iraq Defined
Victory in Iraq is a Vital U.S. Interest
The Benefits of Victory in Iraq
The Consequences of Failure
Our Enemies and Their Goals
The Strategy of Our Enemies
Our Strategy for Victory is Clear
A. The Political Track (Isolate, Engage, Build)
B. The Security Track (Clear, Hold, Build)
C. The Economic Track (Restore, Reform, Build)
This Strategy is Integrated, and its Elements are Mutually Reinforcing
Victory Will Take Time
Why Our Strategy Is (and Must Be) Conditions-Based
Our Strategy Tracks and Measures Progress
PART II
Strategy in Detail

The Political Track in Detail
The Security Track in Detail
The Economic Track in detail
Organization for Victory


4 posted on 11/30/2005 3:52:28 PM PST by GretchenM (Hooked on porn and hating it? Visit http://www.theophostic.com .)
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To: GretchenM

God bless President Bush. I'm so grateful for him.


5 posted on 11/30/2005 3:52:51 PM PST by Siena Dreaming
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With VFW Commander-in-Chief Jim Mueller, left, a Vietnam veteran from O'Fallon, Mo., and Secretary of Vetrens Affairs Jim Nicholson, right

President Bush departs with Rumsfeld for a trip to Maryland to speak at the United States Naval Academy. The White House issued a 35-page plan Wednesday titled 'Our National Strategy for Victory in Iraq.'

President Bush is introduced by Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele during a campaign event for Steele's bid for the U.S. Senate in Baltimore, Md.

6 posted on 11/30/2005 3:53:08 PM PST by GretchenM (Hooked on porn and hating it? Visit http://www.theophostic.com .)
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To: GretchenM


7 posted on 11/30/2005 3:53:48 PM PST by bnelson44 (Proud parent of a tanker!)
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Midshipmen greeting Bush (unseen)

Bush reaches out to Midshipmen at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, where he spoke on the War on Terror. The President thanked the Midshipmen for volunteering to serve and told them America is grateful for their devotion to duty.

At the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. President Bush said, 'As the Iraqi forces grow more capable, they are increasingly taking the lead in the fight against the terrorists.'

8 posted on 11/30/2005 3:54:24 PM PST by GretchenM (Hooked on porn and hating it? Visit http://www.theophostic.com .)
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Dear God I love this man who is pouring out his heart and soul, body, mind, strength, and spirit, to keep the charge God gave him, not only to uphold and defend the Constitution, but all who come under the glory of its provisions.


9 posted on 11/30/2005 3:55:20 PM PST by GretchenM (Hooked on porn and hating it? Visit http://www.theophostic.com .)
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To: GretchenM

WOO HOO!


10 posted on 11/30/2005 3:55:42 PM PST by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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Again, pausing while reading the Marine's letter

11 posted on 11/30/2005 3:55:44 PM PST by GretchenM (Hooked on porn and hating it? Visit http://www.theophostic.com .)
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To: tommix2
Hi tommix2! How have you been?
12 posted on 11/30/2005 3:56:19 PM PST by GretchenM (Hooked on porn and hating it? Visit http://www.theophostic.com .)
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Finishing his speech

"Victory in Iraq will demand the continued determination and resolve of the American people," said the President.

13 posted on 11/30/2005 3:56:45 PM PST by GretchenM (Hooked on porn and hating it? Visit http://www.theophostic.com .)
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Bush shakes greets U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen after speaking about the war in Iraq

The White House issued a 35-page plan today, titled 'Our National Strategy for Victory in Iraq.'

14 posted on 11/30/2005 3:57:28 PM PST by GretchenM (Hooked on porn and hating it? Visit http://www.theophostic.com .)
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Condi news

New German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier walks out to meet journalists after a meeting with Rice at the State Department in Washington, November 29

Rice and new German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier shake hands after talks at the State Department in Washington. The United States acknowledged European concerns over reports of secret CIA prisons and transport flights for terror suspects, calling them 'legitimate questions' that deserve a response.

15 posted on 11/30/2005 3:58:25 PM PST by GretchenM (Hooked on porn and hating it? Visit http://www.theophostic.com .)
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To: GretchenM

I'm fine. How are you? Thankyou for the pictures. And thank you for the link at the beginning.


16 posted on 11/30/2005 3:58:45 PM PST by tommix2
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Rumsfeld news

The U.S. Naval Academy mascot 'Bill the Goat' poses for a photo with Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, second from left, as Secretary of the Army Francis J. Harvey, right, looks-on during a Pep-Rally at the Pentagon prior to the upcoming 106th Army-Navy football game today in Washington.

Listening to Bush's speech


17 posted on 11/30/2005 3:58:57 PM PST by GretchenM (Hooked on porn and hating it? Visit http://www.theophostic.com .)
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To: GretchenM
Dear God I love this man who is pouring out his heart and soul, body, mind, strength, and spirit, to keep the charge God gave him, not only to uphold and defend the Constitution, but all who come under the glory of its provisions.

Gretchen, that is beautiful.

18 posted on 11/30/2005 3:59:20 PM PST by Bahbah (Free Scooter; Tony Schaffer for the US Senate)
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To: GretchenM

Gretchen, A WONDERFUL Dose this evening.. thank you so much! Love our man of a thousand expressions.. and although he is showing fatigue & stress & aging, he is still a handsome & strong presence.

CSPAN doesn't show a replay of the speech... anyone heard if there will be one? Is there a posting anywhere of the speech? I heard just part of it before I had to leave for bible study today.


19 posted on 11/30/2005 3:59:34 PM PST by DollyCali (Don't tell GOD how big your storm is -- Tell the storm how B-I-G your God is!)
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Laura Bush news

Laura Bush walks past the official White House Christmas tree in the Blue Room as she gives the media a tour of the holiday decor at the White House today

The Christmas tree in the Blue Room of the White House Wednesday. With table centerpieces of fresh tangerines and lemon leaves, and Christmas trees decorated with real roses and lilacs, the White House is taking a fresh and natural approach to the 2005 holiday season.


20 posted on 11/30/2005 3:59:41 PM PST by GretchenM (Hooked on porn and hating it? Visit http://www.theophostic.com .)
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To: GretchenM

Thanks, Gretchen! That was an excellent speech today, and I am sure glad I got to hear it!


21 posted on 11/30/2005 4:00:07 PM PST by Miss Marple (Lord, please look after Mozart Lover's son and keep him strong.)
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First lady Laura Bush introduces White House executive pastry chef Thaddeus DuBois, whose gingerbread White House graces the State Dining Room.

Laura Bush stands in between paintings used for this year's Christmas card, left, and Holiday program 'All Things Bright and Beautiful', right, in the East Room of the White House.

Laura Bush stands between paintings used for this year's White House Christmas card (L) and the holiday booklet (R) in East Room

The caption said those are angerines on the tree

22 posted on 11/30/2005 4:00:54 PM PST by GretchenM (Hooked on porn and hating it? Visit http://www.theophostic.com .)
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To: GretchenM

I love this picture of Rummmy....I just got here from a thread where Billy Kristol is still asking for Rummy to be replaced...

now, he wants him replaced by Joe Lieberman...


23 posted on 11/30/2005 4:01:02 PM PST by Txsleuth (9/11NEVER FORGET-NEVER SURRENDER, Sam Johnson, a REAL hero!)
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To: GretchenM

Hi GM .. and thanks for the pics from such a great day. I SO wish I could've seen this live .. cubicle bound. Do you know if it will be replayed in its entirety?


24 posted on 11/30/2005 4:01:41 PM PST by STARWISE (The liberals and terrorists belong to the same club: THE HATE AND DESTROY AMERICA CLUB.)
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Cheneys in the news

They Cheneys arrive for a performance after a dinner to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities, in the East Room November 10, 2005. The NEA and NEH support research, education and public programs for the arts and humanities. (I love Lynne's outfit.)

25 posted on 11/30/2005 4:02:14 PM PST by GretchenM (Hooked on porn and hating it? Visit http://www.theophostic.com .)
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To: All

All clear.

Feel free to post others you may find.


26 posted on 11/30/2005 4:02:46 PM PST by GretchenM (Hooked on porn and hating it? Visit http://www.theophostic.com .)
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To: GretchenM
Thank you so much for the Dose tonight Gretchen! I am sooo ready for Sanity Island.

What wonderful photos you have to work with tonight. I am anxiously awaiting 8:00 to watch our awesome President, the Commander in Chief, address his troops, again!

What terrific job he did today, and does everyday!! God Bless him.

27 posted on 11/30/2005 4:03:07 PM PST by Just A Nobody (I - LOVE - my attitude problem! WBB lives on. Beware the Enemedia.)
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To: bnelson44

Hi bnelson44, just wanted to draw your attention to the note at post #2. It gets confusing to the person who puts up the thread, otherwise.


28 posted on 11/30/2005 4:03:55 PM PST by GretchenM (Hooked on porn and hating it? Visit http://www.theophostic.com .)
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To: GretchenM; snugs; All

Lynn Cheney is on Cspan-2 now at the National Archives, talking about her book, "A Time For Freedom."


29 posted on 11/30/2005 4:06:23 PM PST by STARWISE (The liberals and terrorists belong to the same club: THE HATE AND DESTROY AMERICA CLUB.)
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To: tommix2
I am thriving in my new city and home. I've never known such contentment. I do have another sinus infection, however, and will see the doctor tomorrow. Thanks for asking. =)
30 posted on 11/30/2005 4:06:26 PM PST by GretchenM (Hooked on porn and hating it? Visit http://www.theophostic.com .)
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To: GretchenM

my hero.


31 posted on 11/30/2005 4:06:33 PM PST by bitt ('More bad news for the terrorists: This president is no Lyndon Johnson. He won't quit.')
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To: DollyCali

Hello, Dolly. How is your elbow? My knee seemsto be completely healed and I am riding my bicycle as much as I want to.


32 posted on 11/30/2005 4:06:51 PM PST by tommix2
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To: GretchenM
I think Condi has a way of emotionally & socially disarming the men/women she meets with. I keep hearing she wants to return to Academia.. after what she has experienced, she will be unfilled & frustrated there. (IMHO)
33 posted on 11/30/2005 4:06:51 PM PST by DollyCali (Don't tell GOD how big your storm is -- Tell the storm how B-I-G your God is!)
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To: tommix2

Well, I have a sprained groin.. into 6th week.. It is better but still painful.. At my age there are so many aches & pains. I just pump in the excedrin often during day & plug along! I do have to do mega walks w/dogs daily & have gotten in a few rides wtih them.. Biking doesn't hurt.. walking /standing does.

Glad you are healed already! impressive!


34 posted on 11/30/2005 4:08:49 PM PST by DollyCali (Don't tell GOD how big your storm is -- Tell the storm how B-I-G your God is!)
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To: GretchenM

Thank you, Gretchen. These pictures of our President give me goosebumps.


35 posted on 11/30/2005 4:09:04 PM PST by lysie
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To: STARWISE; DollyCali

I didn't see a link at the WH web site although one may appear later - maybe check C-SPAN online?


36 posted on 11/30/2005 4:09:43 PM PST by GretchenM (Hooked on porn and hating it? Visit http://www.theophostic.com .)
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To: Justanobody; STARWISE; DollyCali

Justa, what station will replay W's speech at 8 PM (is that Eastern time?)


37 posted on 11/30/2005 4:10:35 PM PST by GretchenM (Hooked on porn and hating it? Visit http://www.theophostic.com .)
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To: GretchenM; tommix2; All
Thread on Gretchen's move... her story is about half way down
38 posted on 11/30/2005 4:11:20 PM PST by DollyCali (Don't tell GOD how big your storm is -- Tell the storm how B-I-G your God is!)
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To: DollyCali
I think Condi has a way of emotionally & socially disarming the men/women she meets with

I agree 100 percent, and "disarming" is absolutely the right word.

39 posted on 11/30/2005 4:11:31 PM PST by GretchenM (Hooked on porn and hating it? Visit http://www.theophostic.com .)
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To: lysie

is that what you call it?

*wink*


40 posted on 11/30/2005 4:12:13 PM PST by DollyCali (Don't tell GOD how big your storm is -- Tell the storm how B-I-G your God is!)
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To: GretchenM

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier - LOL - The man looks like he is very smitten by Condi.


41 posted on 11/30/2005 4:15:05 PM PST by barker (If you get to thinkin' you're a person of some influence try ordering somebody else's dog around.)
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To: All

Well, folks, I apologize for the typos; I had to slap this together without much time to proof it. Sabrina is waiting for her tutoring.

Hope to be back later.

Enjoy! Some great photos today.


42 posted on 11/30/2005 4:15:11 PM PST by GretchenM (Hooked on porn and hating it? Visit http://www.theophostic.com .)
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To: DollyCali

Thanks, Dolly. ;-)

I wish I could package this contentment and joy and send it to every one of you out there in Free Republicland.


43 posted on 11/30/2005 4:16:00 PM PST by GretchenM (Hooked on porn and hating it? Visit http://www.theophostic.com .)
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To: GretchenM

It was posted on the live thread this AM that it would be C-span, I think. I may not be reading their schedule correctly, but I am not seeing it.


44 posted on 11/30/2005 4:16:56 PM PST by Just A Nobody (I - LOVE - my attitude problem! WBB lives on. Beware the Enemedia.)
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To: GretchenM; All
Woohoo!!! I am here semi-early.

How is everyone?

I have a quick question...someone mentioned getting a letter from the President right before (or just after) Christmas last year and wondered if it was bona fide or computer generated...although it was hand written...who was that? I would love to compare.

45 posted on 11/30/2005 4:19:23 PM PST by Kate of Spice Island (Tagline space available - inquire within)
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To: GretchenM; All
Okay, I hit refresh and there it was. It will be replayed on C-span at 8:01. If you did not see it earlier, you won't want to miss it.

Our President was FABULOUS!

46 posted on 11/30/2005 4:20:06 PM PST by Just A Nobody (I - LOVE - my attitude problem! WBB lives on. Beware the Enemedia.)
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To: GretchenM

Good evening Gretchen thanks for the dose


47 posted on 11/30/2005 4:20:19 PM PST by snugs (An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME)
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To: tommix2

Toaster winner what would you like?


48 posted on 11/30/2005 4:21:02 PM PST by snugs (An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME)
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To: GretchenM

What animal is the mascot? Is it a cow?


49 posted on 11/30/2005 4:23:51 PM PST by snugs (An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME)
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To: DollyCali; gretchen

Thank you so much for the link to Gretchen's move which I hadn't seen before. I was looking for a picture of Sabrina but did not see one. Gretchen, I hope you can show us a picture of Sabrina sometime.


50 posted on 11/30/2005 4:24:17 PM PST by tommix2
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