Skip to comments.A Day in the Life of President Bush (in Israel & Kuwait, many photos): 1-11-08
Posted on 01/11/2008 6:56:56 PM PST by silent_jonny
On his final day in Israel, President Bush toured Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem. Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and President Shimon Peres joined the president. (Transcript)
From there the president traveled to Capernaum on the Sea of Galilee, following in the footsteps of Christ as he visited the House of St. Peter and the Church of the Beatitudes.
Ed Gillespie: The President had fun on the tour, laughing with the nuns so often I joked with Chief of Staff Josh Bolten I was worried someones knuckles were going to get smacked with a ruler!
There was a farewell ceremony at Ben-Gurion International Airport as President Bush boarded Air Force One. He said that he would return to Israel in May to celebrate the countrys 60th anniversary.
During the flight to Kuwait, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice spoke to the press aboard Air Force One. (Transcript)
Q: So do you have any announcement of where we're going? Anything special?
Secretary Rice: We're going to Kuwait. (Laughter.)
The Kuwaitis rolled out their own red carpet for President Bush as he arrived in Kuwait City. The president met with leaders there and spoke to them about Iran and the need to keep that country from developing a nuclear weapon.
Enjoy your visit to Sanity Island
So beautiful and wonderful to see the Dose again. I have missed it so much. God bless President Bush and keep him safe throughout this extraordinary trip.
Wow...what incredible pictures s_j! Great Dose my FRiend. I just took a look before I got the puppies ready for bed. Great pictures....Wow - I sure would like to have gone along on the trip ;-) I’m sure it did our President’s soul good to be there. Now, dear Lord help him and all that travel with him to return safely to our soil.
President George W. Bush shakes hands with Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, right, as Israeli President Shimon Peres, left, looks on prior to Bush's departure from Ben Gurion International Airport Friday, Jan. 11, 2008, in Tel Aviv
I just smiled and realized I posted what I said in post #43.
President George W. Bush waves to Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, right, and Israeli President Shimon Peres, left, as he boards Air Force One in Tel Aviv, Friday, Jan. 11, 2008.
President Bush waves as he boards Air Force One before leaving for Kuwait following an official departure ceremony at Ben Gurion International Airport near Tel Aviv, Israel, Friday, Jan. 11, 2008.
Ed Gillespie: Im writing this now from Kuwait City, where Air Force One touched down an hour ago as President Bush and Secretary Rice move on to meet with neighbors in the Gulf. They will share with them what they heard from Prime Minister Olmert and President Abbas, and encourage these Arab leaders to support their efforts to secure an agreement that would help bring peace and stability to the Middle East. They will also talk about progress in Iraq, and the need to continue efforts to ensure that Iran is not able to gain the knowledge necessary to develop a nuclear weapon.
President George W. Bush waves during his arrival at Kuwait International Airport, Friday, Jan. 11, 2008, in Kuwait City, Kuwait
President George W. Bush is greeted by Amir Shaykh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al Sabah after arriving Friday, Jan. 11, 2008, at Kuwait International Airport in Kuwait City.
President George W. Bush, center, walks with Emir of Kuwait Sheik Sabah al-Ahmed al-Sabah, right, during an arrival ceremony at Kuwait International Airport, Friday, Jan. 11, 2008 in Kuwait City, Kuwait
President George W. Bush and Amir Shaykh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al Sabah stand for the playing of their national anthems Friday, Jan. 11, 2008, shortly after the arrival of President Bush to Kuwait City.
Honor guards stand at attention Friday, Jan. 11, 2008, during arrival ceremonies for President George W. Bush at Kuwait International Airport in Kuwait City.
President George W. Bush and Amir Shaykh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al Sabah share a light moment during their meeting at Kuwait International Airport Friday, Jan. 11, 2008, shortly after the President's arrival from Israel.
Good night everyone
Just starting the Dose, jonny. Thank you!
That photo is so stunning. It’s captures
such a moment in time. I know I’m to LOVE
seeing W’s day. God bless and protect our
President safely home.
What a clean fresh looking church
What a beautiful photo of the president. This is an extraordinary tour he is taking in so many ways. As I was viewing all of these photos, I was reminded of the snow in Baghdad on Friday morning and the reactions of the people of Baghdad. The snow is a sign of peace. May it be so. God bless our President and all of those who seek to restore man’s God given right to live free of tyranny.
I am so glad a had an earlier dose so I was around to see this live.
It made my what I thought a marathon of photos seem small and insignificance.
Get some rest now. :o)
Truly a great Dose, and a LOT of work, Jonny. Thank you.
And, Snugs, I’m sorry I missed thanking you last evening, but I’m on the east coast over here and bedtime called insistently.
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