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THE President speaks to Marines at Camp Lejeune, NC (LIVE THREAD)
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Posted on 04/03/2003 7:36:23 AM PST by ConservativeMan55

Bush is about to speak to troops in Camp Lejeune according to Foxnews...developing! A very large crowd has gathered to hear our hero speak!


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Foreign Affairs; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: North Carolina; War on Terror; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: bush; camplejeune; commanderinchief; hero; iraqifreedom; marines; northcarolina; oldnorthstate; unhelpful
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To: ConservativeMan55
Thank God for Stephen Decatur...Oops!...I mean...
Thank God for President George W. Bush!!!

51 posted on 04/03/2003 7:56:00 AM PST by Savage Beast
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To: CollegeRepublican
I like it, but where is Ashcroft?
52 posted on 04/03/2003 7:56:41 AM PST by Hazzardgate
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To: ConservativeMan55
Bush: "The people of America are proud of the honorable conduct of our military."
53 posted on 04/03/2003 7:56:52 AM PST by JohnHuang2
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To: ConservativeMan55
The inspectors have arrived.
54 posted on 04/03/2003 7:57:08 AM PST by Capitalism2003
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To: ConservativeMan55
I want a belt like that !
55 posted on 04/03/2003 7:58:14 AM PST by Mihalis
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To: Ciexyz
It was an excellent prayer. Perfect IMHO.
56 posted on 04/03/2003 7:59:06 AM PST by BenLurkin (Remember the 507th!)
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To: ConservativeMan55
Bush: "No one who falls will be forgotten by this grateful nation."
57 posted on 04/03/2003 8:00:23 AM PST by JohnHuang2
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To: katana
They are the First String.
58 posted on 04/03/2003 8:00:27 AM PST by BenLurkin (Remember the 507th!)
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To: ConservativeMan55
Every network is covering this speech...and CNN decided to drop out and run their commercials and regularly scheduled talking heads....Luckily, I prefer Fox anyway!
59 posted on 04/03/2003 8:01:13 AM PST by lsee
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To: Capitalism2003
Yeah BA-BY!
60 posted on 04/03/2003 8:01:14 AM PST by BenLurkin (Remember the 507th!)
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To: ConservativeMan55
Bush: "We will prevail."
61 posted on 04/03/2003 8:01:30 AM PST by JohnHuang2
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To: ConservativeMan55
Bush: "Our Armed services have performed brilliantly in Operation Iraqi Freedom."
62 posted on 04/03/2003 8:01:58 AM PST by JohnHuang2
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To: 1Mike; 3catsanadog; ~Kim4VRWC's~; A CA Guy; A Citizen Reporter; abner; Aeronaut; AFPhys; agrace; ...
Late live thread ping!
63 posted on 04/03/2003 8:02:00 AM PST by Howlin
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To: ConservativeMan55
Bush: "The course is set, we are on the advance, our destination is Baghdad and we will accept nothing less than complete and final Victory! May God bless our country and all who defend her. Semper Fi!"
64 posted on 04/03/2003 8:03:10 AM PST by JohnHuang2
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To: Howlin
SEMPER FI!!!!!
65 posted on 04/03/2003 8:03:25 AM PST by Inspectorette
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To: Howlin
May God bless our country and all who defend her...Semper Fi!

That's how he ended his speech!

66 posted on 04/03/2003 8:03:28 AM PST by lsee
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To: ConservativeMan55; Howlin; TLBSHOW
I watched it all. Bush gave an A+ rousing and inspiring speech.

Semper Fi
67 posted on 04/03/2003 8:04:50 AM PST by Fred Mertz
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To: Capitalism2003
Man, that is one bada** photo! Was this digitally remastered? It gives me chills just looking at it! This does remind of something from the old west. This is George Bush and the leaders of his gang! And to back him up, he has the Marines, Navy, Army, Air Force, and these branches special forces!
68 posted on 04/03/2003 8:05:27 AM PST by 7thson
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To: BenLurkin
Their predecessors weren't fit to pick up the towels.
69 posted on 04/03/2003 8:05:51 AM PST by katana
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To: Capitalism2003
You got a bigger version of that photo somewhere?

Gotta get me one of those...
70 posted on 04/03/2003 8:07:42 AM PST by Mr. Thorne (Inter armes, silent leges)
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To: Howlin; Miss Marple; kayak; Guenevere; WVNan; kitkat; Republic; GretchenEE; mtngrl@vrwc; lawgirl; ..
OH, what a fantastic, moving, inspiring speech!!!

GOD BLESS this wonderful LEADER!!

Now we need to pray hard for him......what he is going to do in the next hours as he meets with the families of the fallen Marines will be heart wrenching!

71 posted on 04/03/2003 8:08:43 AM PST by ohioWfan (Saddam, you're going DOWN.........................sincerely, Eric)
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To: ConservativeMan55
Message to the sick, self-destructive, hate-filled, anti-American form of decadence known by the misnomer "Liberalism":
DROP DEAD!
Oops! I think you just did!
72 posted on 04/03/2003 8:08:53 AM PST by Savage Beast
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To: Capitalism2003
I notice that the President has about as much Secret Service detail around him as he would at any public speech. I find that a bit odd at Camp Lejune surrounded by thousands of hardcore jarheads. Of course, even they can't stop the occasional loser from falling through the cracks, but I'm curious: Anyone here with military experience know if those men and women in the audience were armed? Or would that have been as much of a no-no for them as it would for a public crowd? Would the majority of them even be carrying anything during a "normal day" at Camp Lejune?
73 posted on 04/03/2003 8:11:45 AM PST by Timesink (When was the last time YOU remembered we're on Code Orange?)
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To: Capitalism2003
The most striking thing I'm noticing about Bush mingling with the crowd is the physical WALL of bodyguards right at his back, closely examining each person who is shaking hands with the President...he had like five guys right next to him practically moving in tandem with him as he shook hands, none of them glancing away for a second from those closest to him in the crowds...

If you ever saw Spy Kids 2 where the "president's daughter" attempted to dance in the middle of a large group of synchronized bodyguards who moved whenever she did, it's a little like that. In times of war, I'm grateful to see that care is being taken to prevent anything from happening to him. Especially in light of the recent murderous behavior of that Muslim soldier.

74 posted on 04/03/2003 8:12:15 AM PST by lsee
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To: Fred Mertz; Howlin
Semper Fi!

God bless our brave and strong Marines and their Commander in Chief, whom they respect and admire!

(And God bless the Army, too!)

75 posted on 04/03/2003 8:12:51 AM PST by ohioWfan (Saddam, you're going DOWN.........................sincerely, Eric)
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To: ohioWfan
Can ANYONE seriously visualize Clinton saying "Semper Fi!" with any credibility (let alone a straight face?)
76 posted on 04/03/2003 8:14:53 AM PST by LS
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To: ohioWfan
God bless him.....It was wonderful!
77 posted on 04/03/2003 8:15:03 AM PST by Guenevere (...STAY THE COURSE!!)
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To: JohnHuang2
I love Dubya but he should have taken a page out of Rep. Heather Wilson's book. Her stirring speech last night on the floor of the house left me in tears. She is evidently a Free Republic fan, she mentioned Martin Savidge's "Where do they find men like this?" dispatch from Iraq. Wilson did a phenomenal job. Dubya needed to be as evocative as Wilson. Her speech last night raised the bar for all elected leaders.

Good, but he must bring greater emotion to a forum like this. In many ways, this was just adequate. Many in that room will be put in harm's way, and many others have loved ones who are already deployed and fighting and dying. It was vital for Dubya to knock it out of the park--I don't think he did. Did Karen Hughes write this speech? Whoever did failed Dubya today. It is important for a speechwriter to be up to the task. Peggy Noonan would have crafted a gem for her President. He needs to clean house at the speech writing corp.

I love Dubya, but this wasn't up to snuff. In addition, he should have introduced the North Carolina Senators individually. Chances are, Sen. Barbie Edwards would have gotten a lukewarm reception. Introducing them at the same time inhibited such an expression.

Go ahead, Flame my way!
78 posted on 04/03/2003 8:15:27 AM PST by faithincowboys (God Bless Our Troops!)
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To: ohioWfan
America's secret weapon! A commander in chief who is loved, honored and respected by the best trained military force in the world.
79 posted on 04/03/2003 8:16:29 AM PST by OldFriend (without the brave, there would be no land of the free)
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To: ConservativeMan55
Q First, sir, a message from the crew that just recently returned from the USS Enterprise. My son-in-law was aboard that. From the last man and woman on that crew, they are honored to call you their Commander in Chief. (Applause.)
(DFU to Pres. Bush...Jan 5, 2002...Ontario, CA)

This is a real commander in chief. What the troops had to endure for 8 long years was Nightmare on Elm Street.

80 posted on 04/03/2003 8:32:30 AM PST by doug from upland (Send Al Sharpton 5 bucks so he can wreak havoc in his party)
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To: doug from upland
GO W GO W.... Your the real deal.

Texas loves W. God bless this liberator.
81 posted on 04/03/2003 8:37:07 AM PST by JFC
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To: ConservativeMan55
"The American Left is in meltdown."
--Bill Kristol. Fox News, 11:20 a.m. EST, April 3, 2003.

82 posted on 04/03/2003 8:40:21 AM PST by Savage Beast
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To: faithincowboys
Her speech last night raised the bar for all elected leaders.

Not if nobody knows about it happened, it won't. Is there a link anywhere?

I agree, though, that Bush's speechwriters are farm-league quality.

83 posted on 04/03/2003 8:48:42 AM PST by Timesink (When was the last time YOU remembered we're on Code Orange?)
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To: Timesink; faithincowboys
Disagree. Excellent speech for its purpose. This is a thank you to the Marines. It is also a visit to comfort relatives of those who fell in battle. Cannot politicize it (singling out Edwards and Dole individually for applause) because that would be inappropriate, and also Edwards has supported the war and as much as I dislike him personally, you cannot sandbag a guy by doing that.

I think the President's speeches are excellent, and will be quoted long after we all are gone. If you wanted a blood and guts type of speech, that would have been highly inappropriate. Remember, Al Jazeera covered this live as well.

84 posted on 04/03/2003 8:54:04 AM PST by Miss Marple
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To: Miss Marple; faithincowboys
If you wanted a blood and guts type of speech, that would have been highly inappropriate.

I don't see where either one of us said any such thing.

85 posted on 04/03/2003 8:58:01 AM PST by Timesink (When was the last time YOU remembered we're on Code Orange?)
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To: doug from upland; Howlin
This is a real commander in chief. What the troops had to endure for 8 long years was Nightmare on Elm Street.

You said it Doug! It is SO obvious that our military men and women love and respect THIS commander in chief, as opposed to the previous one.

Thank God for George W. Bush!

Howlin, thanks for the ping.

86 posted on 04/03/2003 9:01:12 AM PST by nutmeg (Liberate Iraq - Support Our Troops!)
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To: nutmeg
We are so lucky......so very, very lucky that I don't think we will fully realize it for years.
87 posted on 04/03/2003 9:02:43 AM PST by Howlin
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To: OldFriend; LS; Guenevere; Miss Marple; Timesink
One of the most outstanding things about this speech is that it showed the calm, unrelenting resolve of our Commander in Chief and the strong, emotional support he has from his troops.

He didn't need to do any more than he did. If you saw the interviews of the family members of Marines who were there, it did everything it needed to do........which is how this President operates.......not overkill, but to the point.

If anyone wants to watch it again (and perhaps reevaluate it?), you can see it on video at www.whitehouse.gov


88 posted on 04/03/2003 9:14:31 AM PST by ohioWfan (Saddam, you're going DOWN.........................sincerely, Eric)
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To: Timesink; faithincowboys; Miss Marple
The transcript is also available here for your re-evaluation of the calm profundity of what the Commander in Chief said today.
89 posted on 04/03/2003 9:20:06 AM PST by ohioWfan (Saddam, you're going DOWN.........................sincerely, Eric)
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To: ohioWfan; faithincowboys; Miss Marple
The transcript is also available here for your re-evaluation of the calm profundity of what the Commander in Chief said today.

No thanks. I'm not here for Reeducation Camp.

*shaking head* Dear God, every once in a while something shines through the cracks that makes the AF crowd almost seem like they have a point. I'm one of the biggest fans of W on the planet, but I say one word questioning his speechwriters, some of the lowliest drones in the hive that is that White House, and real live Bushbots come out to attack.

Now I know how Simon Cowell feels.

90 posted on 04/03/2003 9:27:52 AM PST by Timesink (When was the last time YOU remembered we're on Code Orange?)
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To: Capitalism2003
Who are the men, one sitting, one standing, beside Rumsfeld? I know the others, just those two I don't.

91 posted on 04/03/2003 9:32:09 AM PST by lizbet (Obey God and things will be better for the USA!)
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To: Timesink
I'm not 'attacking.' (please look carefully at the words I wrote, sir.).

I just watched the speech as the mother of a young son in theater, and I was profoundly moved by the reassuring tone and the words spoken, and I heard the wives of marines there who were as well.

Sorry if I offended you by asking that you listen to it again. You are obviously easily offended.

92 posted on 04/03/2003 9:42:41 AM PST by ohioWfan (Saddam, you're going DOWN.........................sincerely, Eric)
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To: ohioWfan
*zzzzzzzzzzzz*
93 posted on 04/03/2003 9:43:53 AM PST by Timesink (When was the last time YOU remembered we're on Code Orange?)
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To: Timesink
Hey, I love Simon Cowell

Don't you dare criticize a thing about our president. We are blessed to have him, faults and all.

94 posted on 04/03/2003 10:01:57 AM PST by OldFriend (without the brave, there would be no land of the free)
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To: ohioWfan
There are always those who will not see. Too busy noticing a grain of sand out of place and miss the beauty of the beach.

HUGS AND PRAYERS.

95 posted on 04/03/2003 10:03:10 AM PST by OldFriend (without the brave, there would be no land of the free)
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To: Timesink
*zzzzzzzzzzzz*

Excuse me one minute.....

Are you bored because I was encouraged by the President's words today?

Are you bored because I have a son who is in harms way to keep you safe and free (even if it's to protect your freedom to be a jerk?)?

Or are you just feigning boredom to be 'cute' because I called you on your obvious and irrational hyper-sensitivity?

Please explain what part of my post bored you......... because if the answer to your question is that my son's putting his life on the line for your freedom puts you to sleep, I will be very angry with you for your abject ingratitude and lack of decency toward those of us who are sacrificing a great deal at this time.

If it's either of the other two, I will just ignore you as being totally irrelevant.

96 posted on 04/03/2003 11:28:00 AM PST by ohioWfan (Saddam, you're going DOWN.........................sincerely, Eric)
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To: OldFriend
Thanks for both the HUGS and the PRAYERS OldFriend! They are both needed and appreciated!

And a good analogy of missing the stunning beauty of the beach because of the minor irritant of the sand.......almost makes you feel sorry for them, doesn't it?

97 posted on 04/03/2003 12:34:35 PM PST by ohioWfan (Saddam, you're going DOWN.........................sincerely, Eric)
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To: ohioWfan
They deserve to miss the beauty. They are miserable wretches who see only the defects and never the perfection of this world.
98 posted on 04/03/2003 12:42:26 PM PST by OldFriend (without the brave, there would be no land of the free)
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To: ohioWfan
I wanted the recognition that the marines at Camp Lejune are more than just marines. I wanted him to talk about specific marines and their families. I wanted to see more America loving and awe for the service and sacrifice, not trite, general statements and bolierplate stuff. I wanted a speech that was written just for this occasion, not a cut and paste from all the stump speeches. The "love your neighbor like you would want to be loved yourself" line is more apt for a speech about volunteering. Of course, these are the ultimate volunteers, but they are doing more than donating 10 hours at a community center. They are putting their lives on the line. I wanted something like the Reagan speech, "These are the boys that took the beaches" speech.
I wanted soldier worship, deep emotion and personal comments made to the boys, the men that he is asking so much of.

But that's just Me!
99 posted on 04/03/2003 2:35:12 PM PST by faithincowboys (God Bless Our Troops!)
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To: OldFriend
No, I'm not miserable. I am a person that understands the moment. Sorry, that a cheese doodle, mailing it in performance didn't set my world on fire. I am critical because I want this President to succeed. You need to get past the soft bigotry of low expectations. I wanted a defining performance, and I got a speech that underwhelmed.

Just telling it like it is!!
100 posted on 04/03/2003 2:40:22 PM PST by faithincowboys (God Bless Our Troops!)
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