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Photos from the Frontlines...April 24, 2003.
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Posted on 04/24/2003 4:55:53 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55


President Bush (news - web sites) pushes his tax cut during a speech at theTimken Co. in North Canton, Ohio Thursday, April 24, 2003. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)


President Bush (news - web sites) smiles and gives a thumbs up in response to questions shouted at him about reports of the capture of Tariq Aziz, the former Iraqi deputy prime minister, as Bush returned to the White House following a trip to Ohio, Thursday, April 24, 2003. Earlier, while touring a Lima, Ohio factory that makes the Abrams M1A2 battle tank, the president asked workers to support his plan for $550 billion in tax cuts over the next decade. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)


President Bush (news - web sites), right, recieve a helping hand from John Birkmeier, center, to climb on top of a tank turret as Dan Wilges, left, looks on, during a tour of the Lima Army Tank Plant operated by General Dynamics Corp., Thursday, April 24, 2003 in Lima, Ohio. The Lima tank plant is the world's only producer of the Abrams M1-A1 and M1-A2 tanks, which are the main battle tanks of U.S. military forces. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)


President Bush, left, is introduced by Lt. Col. Damon Walsh, Plant Commander at the Lima Army Tank Plant operated by General Dynamics Corp., Thursday, April 24, 2003 in Lima, Ohio. The Lima tank plant is the world's only producer of the Abrams M1-A1 and


President Bush, center, listens to workers at the Lima Army Tank Plant from left to right, Chuck Phillips, William Tierney and Ron Maloon as he tours the plant with Gary King, far right, Plant Manager at the plant which is operated by General Dynamics Corp., Thursday, April 24, 2003 in Lima, Ohio. The Lima tank plant is the world's only producer of the Abrams M1-A1.


Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld during and interview with the Associated Press at the Pentagon (news - web sites) Thursday, April 24, 2003. The United States will not allow an Iran-style religious government to take hold in Iraq (news - web sites), Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Thursday in an interview with The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Dennis Cook)


Secretary of State Colin Powell (news - web sites) gestures as he addresses the United States Asia Pacific Council in Washington Thursday, April 24, 2003. Powell spoke about North Korea (news - web sites), Iraq (news - web sites) and the cooperation with Asia on the war against terror. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)


President Bush (news - web sites) speaks to a crowd at the Lima Army Tank Plant Thursday, April 24, 2003, in Lima, Ohio. Bush was in the state Thursday, promoting both his tax-cut package to fix a sluggish economy and his continued emphasis on national security. Both issues are emerging as potential themes of his re-election campaign. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)


President Bush (news - web sites) shakes hands with people after speaking at the Lima Army Tank Plant Thursday, April 24, 2003, in Lima, Ohio. Bush was in the state Thursday, promoting both his tax-cut package to fix a sluggish economy and his continued emphasis on national security. Both issues are emerging as potential themes of his re-election campaign. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Caption this one!
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., left, presents House Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., with a gavel on the floor of the House on Capitol Hill in this Jan. 7, 2003, file photo, after Hastert won re-election as House Speaker defeating Pelosi. Pelosi's opposition to the war in Iraq (news - web sites) is fueling the latest effort by Republicans to hone a tested campaign tactic: labeling an opponent liberal by association. (AP Photo/Joe Marquette, File)


President speaks to a crowd at the Lima Army Tank Plant Thursday, April 24, 2003, in Lima, Ohio. Bush was in the state Thursday, promoting both his tax-cut package to fix a sluggish economy and his continued emphasis on national security. Both issues are emerging as potential themes of his re-election campaign. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)


President Bush (news - web sites) waves to the crowd after giving a speech at the Lima Army Tank Plant Thursday, April 24, 2003, in Lima, Ohio. At the plant, Bush scrambled atop and down from a mighty Abrams tank. In his remarks, he thanked the workers for assembling the best weaponry ``in the history of warfare.'' (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)


President Bush (news - web sites) waves to the crowd near the end of his visit to the Lima Army Tank Plant operated by General Dynamics Corp., Thursday, April 24, 2003 in Lima, Ohio. The Lima tank plant is the world's only producer of the Abrams M1-A1 and M1-A2 tanks, which are the main battle tanks of U.S. military forces. At the plant, Bush scrambled atop and down from a mighty Abrams tank. In his remarks, he thanked the workers for assembling the best weaponry ``in the history of warfare.'' (AP Photo/Pablo MartinezMonsivais)


Monumental sight : US President George W. Bush (news - web sites)'s helicopter "Marine One" passes the Washington Monument as it departs the White House in Washington. (AFP/Luke Frazza)


POW's back home : Former prisoners of war Joseph Hudson (R) and Patrick Miller (L) respond to their welcome from the hatch of their C-130 airplane upon arrival at Biggs Army Airfield Deployment Center at Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas. (AFP/Paul Buck)


Easter guitar : US Army Private First Class Grady Jones (R) from the Alpha Battery in the 627 Field Artillery regiment strums his guitar after a morning Easter Sunday ceremony at their camp in the northern Kuwaiti desert. (AFP/Roberto Schmidt)


File photo of Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Tariq Aziz speaking to an Egyptian delegation in Baghdad, February 25, 2003. According to reports on April 24, 2003, Aziz is now in the custody of U.S. forces. Photo by Pool/Reuters


A defaced portrait of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein (news - web sites) is seen in Baghdad, Iraq (news - web sites), Thursday April 24, 2003. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

Bills of 250 Iraqi dinars, bearing the portrait of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein (news - web sites), are seen torn and burned outside a looted bank in central Baghdad, Iraq (news - web sites), Saturday, April 12, 2003. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)


A US Army soldier makes a thumbs up sign as he stands in the turret of his Abraham 1A2A tank after a rest stop. Lead elements of the 2nd Brigade Combat team of the 4th Infantry Division headed their convoy to an undisclosed location in central Iraq (news - web sites).(AFP/Roberto Schmidt)


Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Tariq Aziz, as he appears on the 'eight of spades' in the set of playing cards issued by the US military authorities to help capture the most wanted leaders of President Saddam's former regime. Aziz is believed to be in the custody of US forces, Pentagon (news - web sites) officials in Washington said Thursday April 24, 2003. He is number 43 on the US Central Command Iraqi Top 55 list. (AP Photo/ US Central Command ho/file)


Iraqi Vice Premier Tariq Aziz is seen through an armored glass window of his car as he leaves the St. Francis' Basilica, in Assisi, near Perugia, central Italy, in this Feb. 15, 2003 file photo. U.S. forces in Iraq (news - web sites) apparently have taken custody of Tariq Aziz, the former Iraqi deputy prime minister, Pentagon (news - web sites) officials said Thursday, April 24, 2003. No details on the capture or surrender were immediately available. Man reflected in the car window is unidentified. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)


A U.S. soldier directs his colleague during a patrol on the outskirts of Mosul as Iraqi police personnel look on, April 24, 2003. The Pentagon (news - web sites) said it planned in the near future to start cutting the number of Reserve and National Guard soldiers on active duty from the current 223,000 mobilized during the Iraq (news - web sites) war. Photo by Shamil Zhumatov/Reuters


President Bush (news - web sites) walks on stage as he visits the Lima Army Tank Plant operated by General Dynamics Corp., Thursday, April 24, 2003 in Lima, Ohio. The Lima tank plant is the world's only producer of the Abrams M1-A1 and M1-A2 tanks, which are the main battle tanks of U.S. military forces. He was to speak on national security, the Iraq (news - web sites) war and Iraq reconstruction. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)


President Bush (news - web sites), left, stand under the barrels of tank guns as he waves to the crowd during a visit to the Lima Army Tank Plant operated by General Dynamics Corp., Thursday, April 24, 2003 in Lima, Ohio. The Lima tank plant is the world's only producer of the Abrams M1-A1 and M1-A2 tanks, which are the main battle tanks of U.S. military forces. He planned to speak on national security, the Iraq (news - web sites) war and Iraq reconstruction.(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)


Student Mariam Yunis tears up a picture of Saddam Hussein (news - web sites) that the class removed from textbooks as part of an exercise at the Qairuran School in Kirkuk, Iraq (news - web sites) Thursday April 24, 2003. Students returned to school for the first time since the war in Iraq ended. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)


Iraqi police personnel watch a U.S. soldier during a patrol on the outskirts of Mosul April 24, 2003. The U.S. Army's 101st Airborne Division took over control from the Marines earlier this week and airlifted in thousands of troops in a show of force aimed at taming the rival groups. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov


A US soldier observes the details painted on a dome inside Baghdad's Archaeological Museum, featuring Iraq (news - web sites)'s toppled leader Saddam Hussein (news - web sites), Thursday, April 24, 2003. Retired Lt. Gen. Jay Garner, director of the office of reconstruction and humanitarian assistance to Iraq, visited the museum Thursday, which was ransacked and looted by mobs after the US-led invasion of the Iraq capital earlier this month. (AP Photo/Odd Andersen, Pool)


A US soldier keeps guard in Mosul, Iraq (news - web sites), Thursday April 24, 2003. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)


Students tear up pictures of Saddam Hussein (news - web sites) that the class removed from textbooks as part of an exercise at the Qairuran School in Kirkuk, Iraq (news - web sites) Thursday April 24, 2003. Students returned to school for the first time since the war in Iraq ended. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)


A student draws on a picture of Saddam Hussein (news - web sites) that the class removed from textbooks as part of an exercise at the Qairuran School in Kirkuk, Iraq (news - web sites) Thursday April 24, 2003. Students returned to school for the first time since the war in Iraq ended. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)


British Royal Marines arrest one of Saddam Hussein (news - web sites)'s Fedayeen. "We did not want to fight the Americans", said one Fedayeen.(AFP/File/Jon Mills)


An Iraqi man talks with a U.S. soldier as they sit on the curb at the checkpoint in Baghdad, April 24, 2003. Washington's administrator for Iraq (news - web sites) met some of the country's prospective new leaders on Thursday, after U.S. forces captured four more senior members of Saddam Hussein (news - web sites)'s old guard. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich


Emil Vicale holds action figures of Iraqi Information Minister Mohammed Saeed al-Sahhaf, left, and Osama bin Laden (news - web sites), the latter in a pink dress, Friday, April 18, 2003, in Danbury, Conn. Vicale's Danbury-based company, Herobuilders.com, makes action figures of notables in the Iraq (news - web sites) war and the war on terrorism, from President Bush (news - web sites) to Saddam Hussein (news - web sites). The doll of the information minister spews propaganda when a button is pushed on his back. (AP Photo/Wendy Carlson)


An AK-47 from Iraq (news - web sites), thought to be gold plated, is displayed at the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection in Atlanta Wednesday, April 23, 2003. Several members of the media and a U.S. serviceman have been caught attempting to ship Iraqi paintings, weapons and other war souvenirs to America, U.S. authorities said Wednesday. At least 15 paintings, gold-plated firearms, ornamental knives, bonds and other items have been seized at airports in Atlanta, Boston, London and Washington in the last week, according to the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection. (AP Photo/Ric Feld)


Capt. Dan King, right, with the 336th Fighter Squadron, 4th Fighter Wing, greets his son Nate, left, 21-months, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., Wednesday, April 23, 2003, after returning from southwest Asia after participating in Operation Iraqi Freedom. (AP Photo/Bob Jordan)


U.S. Army Sgt. Troy Jenkins, 25, a native of Repton, Ala., is seen in this undated family photo taken during his prior service as a U.S. Marine. Jenkins was serving with the U.S. Army's 101st Airborne Division in Iraq (news - web sites) when he was wounded Saturday, April 19, 2003, when a cluster bomb exploded as he tried to save an Iraqi child and members of his unit. Jenkins, who lost his left leg and fingers on his right hand when the bomb exploded, joined the U.S. Marine Corps at 17 and four years later joined the U.S. Army and trained to be a paratrooper. (AP Photo/Family Photo via The Mobile Register)


U.S. Army Specialist Benjamin Beckett, of Wheeling, West Va., sits guarding the entrance to a Gas Oil Separation Plant, (GOSP), in the Rumeila Oil Fields, near Basra, Iraq (news - web sites), Wednesday, April 23, 2003. Wednesday is the first day that oil began flowing through Iraqi pipelines since the war against Iraq. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)


United States Marine Staff Sgt. Richard Langille of Alexandria, Va., talks about the greeting he received from grateful Iraqis before he was wounded during combat in Iraq (news - web sites). Langille was among a group of Marines wounded in Iraq that talked about their experiences Wednesday April 23, 2003 at Camp Pendleton, Calif. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)


United States Marine Cpl. Alexander Coates of Springfield, Va., describes being blown airborne by an explosion that injured his legs and back during combat in Iraq (news - web sites). Cpl. Coates was among a group of Marines that decribed their experiences Wednesday April 23, 2003 at Camp Pendleton, Calif. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)


United States Marine Cpl. Dawani Kavir of Grove, Okla., relates details of the combat n Iraq (news - web sites) in which he suffered wounds to his hand, arm, face and ear iduring an interview Wednesday April 23, 2003 at Camp Pendleton, Calif. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)


U.S. Marine Jack Kandel, of Newport News, Va, 28 Echo Company in Task Force Tarawa has an afternoon shave in front of a bullet-riddled portrait of Saddam Hussein (news - web sites), Wednesday, April 23, 2003, at his base camp in Kut, 160 kms. (100 miles) south of Baghdad. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)


U.S. soldiers stand guard at their post of the Ministry of Oil in Baghdad, April 23, 2003. Oil flowed from Iraq (news - web sites)'s southern oilfields for the first time since the country was invaded by U.S.-led forces last month, a U.S. military spokesman said. Photo by Petr Josek/Reuters


Former POW Chief Warrant Officer Ronald D. Young Jr., speaks to the media upon the return to his home in Lithia Springs, Ga., on Tuesday, April 22, 2003. Young, a helicopter pilot, was held in Iraq (news - web sites) for three weeks before being rescued with six other POWs last week. (AP Photo/Erik S. Lesser)


Chief Warrant Officer Ronald D. Young Jr., a former POW, speaks to the media as his mother Kaye laughs behind him after returning to his home in Lithia Springs, Ga., Tuesday, April 22, 2003. Young, a helicopter pilot, was held in Iraq (news - web sites) for three weeks before being rescued with six other POWs last week. (AP Photo/Erik S. Lesser)


U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer Ronald D. Young Jr., center, a Former POW, shares a laugh with his father Ron, left, and mother Kaye upon returning to his home in Lithia Springs, Ga., Tuesday, April 22, 2003. Young, a helicopter pilot, was held in Iraq (news - web sites) for three weeks before being rescued with six other POWs last week. (AP Photo/Erik S. Lesser)


Apache helicopter pilot Chief Warrant Officer Ronald D. Young Jr., 26, left, stops to talk on the tarmac in Atlanta at Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport as he walks from a Delta jet to a waiting van on his return to Georgia, Tuesday, April 22, 2003. Young and six other American POW's had been rescued in Iraq (news - web sites). (AP Photo/Ric Feld)


Apache helicopter pilot Chief Warrant Officer Ronald D. Young Jr., 26, waves as he walks on the tarmac at Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport from a Delta jet to a waiting van on his return to Georgia Tuesday, April 22, 2003. Young and six other American POW's had been rescued in Iraq (news - web sites). (AP Photo/Ric Feld)


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1 posted on 04/24/2003 4:55:54 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: ConservativeMan55
bttt
2 posted on 04/24/2003 4:59:04 PM PDT by firewalk
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To: BeforeISleep

This one is my favorite.
3 posted on 04/24/2003 5:02:53 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (Boycott Smuckers Jelly ! ! ! ! !)
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To: BeforeISleep
Bump.
4 posted on 04/24/2003 5:06:30 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (Boycott Smuckers Jelly ! ! ! ! !)
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To: ConservativeMan55
Great pictures (-:

...why are you boycotting Smuckers?
5 posted on 04/24/2003 5:08:02 PM PDT by firewalk
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To: BeforeISleep
Smuckers is a primary sponsor of The Today Show. I don't watch the show because of its blatant make me wanna puke left-wing tilt. I heard that yesterday Madonna performed with Matt Lauer her new anti-american song. If thats not enough, Al Roker is out pushing for more hate crime legislation because he couldn't get a taxi cab fast enough!
6 posted on 04/24/2003 5:10:18 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (Boycott Smuckers Jelly ! ! ! ! !)
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To: BeforeISleep
>Jenkins was serving with the U.S. Army's 101st Airborne Division in Iraq when he was wounded Saturday, April 19, 2003, when a cluster bomb exploded as he tried to save an Iraqi child and members of his unit.

I'd really like to learn the scoop on this. When Rumsfeld and General Myers were asked about it Myers said that the report he had was that it was NOT a cluster bomblet and that the girl had given the soldier one of those infamous disguised bombs and it went off as she ran away.

7 posted on 04/24/2003 5:11:43 PM PDT by Steven W.
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To: BeforeISleep
Caption this Pic!
8 posted on 04/24/2003 5:12:14 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (Boycott Smuckers Jelly ! ! ! ! !)
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To: Steven W.
I have heard conflicting stories on this one as well. I read in a news report that the girl didn't run away and might have even been injured?
9 posted on 04/24/2003 5:13:19 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (Boycott Smuckers Jelly ! ! ! ! !)
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To: ConservativeMan55

This is my second favorite pic!
10 posted on 04/24/2003 5:16:17 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (Boycott Smuckers Jelly ! ! ! ! !)
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To: ConservativeMan55
Smuckers is a primary sponsor of The Today Show

I never watch that show (-:
11 posted on 04/24/2003 5:16:32 PM PDT by firewalk
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To: ConservativeMan55; Diogenesis
Bump...Ping?
12 posted on 04/24/2003 5:16:46 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (Boycott Smuckers Jelly ! ! ! ! !)
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To: BeforeISleep
I don't watch it either, but the next thing to do besides not watch it, is hit them in the pocketbook.
13 posted on 04/24/2003 5:17:16 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (Boycott Smuckers Jelly ! ! ! ! !)
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To: ConservativeMan55

Pelosi during her current nightmare: "I know I'll never be in the majority, please just let me touch it."

14 posted on 04/24/2003 5:22:45 PM PDT by swheats
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To: ConservativeMan55
Great pictures, CM. This is perhaps a rather shallow observation, but I have never seen so many incredibly good looking men (and brave), it makes me wish I was many years younger. Shallow, I know.
15 posted on 04/24/2003 5:24:40 PM PDT by Bahbah (Pray for our Troops)
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To: Steven W.
I read/heard that it was a cluster bomb(let)and that he (Jenkins) was injured by throwing himself over it to protect the mother and child. Whichever story is accurate, prayers for this very brave man...
16 posted on 04/24/2003 5:26:24 PM PDT by firewalk
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To: ConservativeMan55; <1/1,000,000th%; 11B3; 2111USMC; 2Jedismom; 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub; ...
Mega-bump ConservativeMan55. Thank you profusely.

(Superb 'Gotta see' pics)

A student holds a picture of President Bush that she wears
around her neck during a party at the Tahama Primary School
in Kirkuk, Iraq.

17 posted on 04/24/2003 5:31:13 PM PDT by Diogenesis (If you mess with one of us, you mess with all of us.)
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To: Diogenesis
That's awesome, my friend.
18 posted on 04/24/2003 5:39:36 PM PDT by EternalVigilance
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To: ConservativeMan55; All
Great pictures!

I have a question about Picture #11. After the President finished speaking, he turned around and started shaking hands with the people. As he moved to the right, he finally stopped at a couple (in the picture - starting at the right side - there is a blond in a gold print blouse, then a lady in a black blouse, then a guy). When he got to the lady in black, she handed the President something and he stopped to talk to them for quite awhile - then the President reached up and hugged her and patted her on the shoulder. I believe the blond in the gold print blouse was with the couple. I'm curious who those people were - does anybody know ...??
19 posted on 04/24/2003 5:40:10 PM PDT by CyberAnt ( America - You Are The Greatest!!)
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To: ConservativeMan55
Great post!
20 posted on 04/24/2003 5:40:16 PM PDT by EternalVigilance
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To: Diogenesis; ConservativeMan55
Thanks for the ping. Please feel free to use your "Gotta See This" ping list like this. I darn sure don't mind, and in fact heartily encourage it. And thanks to you, CM55.
21 posted on 04/24/2003 5:46:03 PM PDT by FreedomPoster
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To: ConservativeMan55
Really great thread of photos. Thanks for all your hard work in putting it together.

Note to all single young ladies: Ronald Young, Jr., is quite a catch! He won't be on the "market" for long.

It was hard to choose just one photo from among all the great ones on this thread, but here's my favorite:

God bless all our coalition heroes.

22 posted on 04/24/2003 5:52:33 PM PDT by paws_and_whiskers
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To: ConservativeMan55
Awesome and inspiring! Thanks...

I never did like the Smuckers organiation. Too much sugar and not enough fruit/nuts.

23 posted on 04/24/2003 5:53:32 PM PDT by eleni121
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To: ConservativeMan55
We've seen whole strings of photos on many thread the past months. Many grim, harsh and pitiful pictures of the realities of war.

But this thread is a wonderful change of pace. Many, many joyful and happy pix here.

I LUV the one of our President with the square white halo over his head. You can tell he's relaxed, confident in his leadership, a little impish, and apparently delighted to be in the company of noble defense workers who are his kind of folks......and he's their kind of guy!

Leni

24 posted on 04/24/2003 5:59:10 PM PDT by MinuteGal (THIS JUST IN ! Astonishing fare reduction for FReeps Ahoy Cruise! Check it out, pronto!)
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To: Diogenesis
Outstanding photos. Thanks so much.

25 posted on 04/24/2003 6:19:20 PM PDT by Victoria Delsoul
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To: ConservativeMan55

Former prisoners of war Joseph Hudson (R) and Patrick Miller (L) respond to their welcome from the hatch of their C-130 airplane upon arrival at Biggs Army Airfield Deployment Center at Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas.

Another media error. First of the airplane clearly says U.S. Air Force on it, so it can hardly be "theirs". :) Secondly and more seriously, that's not a C-130 it's a C-17. They, or some others of the former POWs, had that flag, and themsleves, sticking out of that hatch as they taxied out for takeoff in Germany as well.

27 posted on 04/24/2003 6:21:51 PM PDT by El Gato
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To: Heuristic Hiker
Great pictures on this thread. They'll make you smile.
28 posted on 04/24/2003 6:22:30 PM PDT by Utah Girl
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To: Diogenesis
OMG, she wears that picture around her neck? That is just about the most touching thing I've ever seen.
29 posted on 04/24/2003 6:38:27 PM PDT by McGavin999
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To: ConservativeMan55
Great pics, Conservativeman!
30 posted on 04/24/2003 6:56:17 PM PDT by meyer
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To: Diogenesis
Thanks for the ping. Nice picture there as well. Its amazing that she carries this picture with her. Just amazing!
31 posted on 04/24/2003 6:57:10 PM PDT by meyer
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To: ConservativeMan55; Diogenesis
Great thread! Thanks for the ping, Dio!
32 posted on 04/24/2003 7:15:36 PM PDT by mamaduck
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To: Diogenesis; ConservativeMan55
Thanks ConservativeMan55 for the great work. Thanks Dio for the ping and a BIG bump for Heroes and Freedom
33 posted on 04/24/2003 7:23:25 PM PDT by Rightly Biased (<><)
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Thanks to all who responded! GW Kicks ASS!!!!
34 posted on 04/24/2003 8:01:48 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (Boycott Smuckers Jelly ! ! ! ! !)
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To: Diogenesis
That's a nice photo of those girls and Bush's picture.
35 posted on 04/24/2003 8:18:25 PM PDT by DBtoo
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To: Diogenesis
I should have said those girls WITH Bush's picture.
36 posted on 04/24/2003 8:19:09 PM PDT by DBtoo
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To: ConservativeMan55; Diogenesis
Very inspiring pictures. My favorite is the President standing between the guns with the Flag over his shoulder...

Thanks for the ping Dio. Missed you lately...

37 posted on 04/24/2003 8:39:39 PM PDT by tubebender (?)
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To: LindaSOG
Thank you so much for the heads up and the link! Wow!
38 posted on 04/24/2003 8:47:33 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: ConservativeMan55; Diogenesis
Good job Conservative Man!

Thanks for the ping Dio. I miss your posts but this one came a very close second!

39 posted on 04/24/2003 8:47:34 PM PDT by SeenTheLight
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To: Alamo-Girl
Playing cards slideshow


40 posted on 04/24/2003 8:50:07 PM PDT by ALS
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To: ALS
Thank you so much for the link! Kudos!
41 posted on 04/24/2003 8:55:31 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: ConservativeMan55
Ronald Young Jr. has really impressed me, but then again, all of our military men and women do.

Thanks for posting his pictures.

42 posted on 04/24/2003 8:59:32 PM PDT by Kryptonite (Free Miguel)
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To: Diogenesis; ConservativeMan55
Thanks for the ping, Dio. Thanks for posting these photos, ConservativeMan.

I can't stop crying when I look at the photos of the troops and the Iraqis. Wonder if that will ever change?
43 posted on 04/24/2003 9:26:27 PM PDT by WaterDragon (Only America has the moral authority and the resolve to lead the world in the 21st Century.)
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Thanks for the flag. Great photos
44 posted on 04/24/2003 9:59:54 PM PDT by Valin (Age and deceit beat youth and skill)
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To: ConservativeMan55
Thank you thank you thank you thank you THANK YOU!
45 posted on 04/24/2003 10:01:01 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Become a Monthly Donor to Free Republic. Please?)
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To: ConservativeMan55
Fantastic!
46 posted on 04/24/2003 10:27:32 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather
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To: ConservativeMan55
Great job, CM55!
47 posted on 04/24/2003 10:29:36 PM PDT by Humidston (Do not remove this tag under penalty of law)
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To: ConservativeMan55
BUMP
48 posted on 04/24/2003 10:32:49 PM PDT by GrandMoM ("Vengeance is Mine , I will repay," says the Lord.)
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To: ConservativeMan55

Pelosi: It was a close-run thing, and we nearly got it, but, in the end, you guessed it ladies, the man, as usual, got the power back. So I say, Put on a happy face. And it will help to have some of hillary's plastic surgery to make that happen. But what the heck, just look good for the cameras. What's that? No, I don't have stock on Kodak. But we are going to consider allowing Congressmen to own stock in anything concerning cameras, the film industry, political magazines, and so on, without having to give account for it, because after all, it's what we do here in DC.

Gephardt: Will someone get her away from the mic?!

49 posted on 04/24/2003 10:54:47 PM PDT by GretchenEE (We export freedom)
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To: Bahbah
This is perhaps a rather shallow observation, but I have never seen so many incredibly good looking men (and brave), it makes me wish I was many years younger. Shallow, I know.

NOT shallow! I agree 110 percent. I think part of it is they are proud to be in the US military now that blubba x42 "don't ask don't tell" is gone. I think another part of it is they have a well-defined mission and the backing of most Americans. And lastly, I think an awful lot of it is they are being bathed daily in prayers by at least thousands of people. It's put grace on their faces and beauty to their movements that isn't normally so visible.

50 posted on 04/24/2003 10:58:13 PM PDT by GretchenEE (We export freedom)
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