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  • Carrier George H.W. Bush Heads Out On First Deployment

    05/11/2011 7:07:20 AM PDT · by Strategy · 43 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | May 11, 2011 | By Kate Wiltrout
    NORFOLK EVEN FIGHTER PILOTS need some help carrying their luggage when they're embarking on a six-month cruise. Lt. William Fincher, assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 15, had his mother help carry his gear to the aircraft carrier Bush on Tuesday afternoon. The Bush and its sister ships in Carrier Strike Group 2 leave today for an expected six-month deployment to the Mediterranean and Arabian seas.
  • Democrats Complain About Bush Flight

    05/09/2003 6:03:53 AM PDT · by shortstop · 25 replies · 287+ views
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 5/9/03 | Bob Lonsberry
    It’s interesting how irrelevance manifests itself. Like the Democrats this week. They’ve been parading up and down, making speeches in Congress and holding press conferences, complaining about the president’s flight out to that aircraft carrier last week. They’ve called it a waste of money. They’ve said it delayed the return of the vessel to port. They’ve said it was all a publicity stunt. They’ve been full of crap. And shown their complete disconnect with the American public and the American military. Because we loved it. We cheered it. Not because we are partisans, but because we are Americans. If the...
  • GAO declines to probe Bush's victory flight to carrier

    05/13/2003 11:00:08 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 10 replies · 195+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, May 14, 2003 | AP
    <p>Congress' investigative agency won't look at the costs of President Bush's "Top Gun" flight to an aircraft carrier to declare an end to major fighting in Iraq.</p> <p>Comptroller General David Walker, head of the General Accounting Office, said yesterday it would cost too much and take too long to do the study.</p>
  • GAO Won't Investigate Bush Carrier Flight

    05/13/2003 6:44:23 PM PDT · by Utah Girl · 60 replies · 261+ views
    AP ^ | 5/13/2003 | JONATHAN D. SALANT
    Congress' investigative agency won't look at the costs of President Bush's "Top Gun" flight to an aircraft carrier to declare an end to major fighting in Iraq. Comptroller General David Walker, head of the General Accounting Office, said Tuesday it would cost too much and take too long to do the study. He also would have to look at similar actions by other presidents and possibly federal lawmakers "in order to do this kind of work in a professional, objective, nonpartisan, fair and balanced manner," Walker said. "In my view, it does not pass a cost-benefit test," he said. The...
  • To those on the ship, politics played poorly

    05/11/2003 6:43:50 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 92 replies · 430+ views
    San Diego Herald ^ | May 11, 2003 | Herald Writer
    But some politicians on the mainland, and on the other side of the political aisle, criticized the president's tail-hook landing as an overpriced photo opportunity. Word about the partisan sniping traveled fast throughout the ship. Many sailors couldn't quite believe it was happening, that the historical presidential visit was becoming cheapened by talk that it was just a well-choreographed display that would win the president votes in the next election. It was the latest example. On ship or on shore, a person's position shapes their perception. Bush didn't need to land on the Lincoln's flight deck, or use it later...
  • What Hypocrisy and Double Standard about Bush Landing on Carrier!

    05/11/2003 12:04:33 AM PDT · by Raymond Fabrizio · 10 replies · 305+ views
    Friday, May 9th, 2003 | Rev. Raymond Kwong
    I have had it! Can you believe the liberal Democrats are so desperate after the successful war that they had to stoop so low to make something out of President Bush's landing aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln? They claim to be worried about Bush using footage of this in a campaign commercial, but by bringing this up, they were counting on their liberal buddies in the Mainstream Media to keep replaying the images. It did, over & over again! It's like the relentless attacks over conservative Republicans like Sen. Rick Santorium (over his opposition to gay Marriage) and Bill Bennett....
  • It's a Byrd, S-3B Viking -- it's Taco Bell's dog

    05/10/2003 9:16:45 AM PDT · by ohioWfan · 190 replies · 1,520+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 5/11/03 | Kathleen Parker
    Sometimes the best political strategy is simply to stand still and allow yourself to be attacked by the wrong guy.snip We are witness to such a phenomenon as George Bush -- cheered, regaled and not-bad in his Top Gun duds -- finds his form-fitting aviator pants leg in the clenched teeth of Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., playing the Taco Bell Chihuahua to Bush's Rin Tin Tin.snipAs one-two punches go, the Byrd/Waxman sally was a bad day for nerds everywhere. Performing a whiney duet of the desperate, they managed to evoke images of skinny boys studying the quarterback's swagger for clues...
  • Congressman Billybob Sez: Brave New Moment

    05/08/2003 4:05:08 PM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 28 replies · 277+ views
    Congressman Billybob's website ^ | 7 May 2003 | Congressman Billybob (J. Armor, Esq.)
    There is vice as well as virtue in the presence in most American homes of several flavors of 24-hour cable news channels. The vice is that we are doing to ourselves electronically and institutionally what Winston Smith observed at the Ministry of Truth in the novel 1984. We are sacrificing both the past and the future to the moving moment – we are throwing facts down the "memory hole." The Democrat-sponsored mini-flap over President Bush's speech aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln is a case in point. The two main attackers of the President's "photo-op" speech aboard the carrier which was...
  • Fleischer shows little regard for truth (Houston Chronicle pot-calling-kettle black alert)

    05/09/2003 10:22:23 PM PDT · by GOPcapitalist · 34 replies · 673+ views
    Editorial Staff ^ | 5/10 | Houston Chronicle
    From the dawn of their species, White House press secretaries have sought to cast their boss in a positive light. Perhaps not since Ron Zeigler made inoperative statements on behalf of Richard Nixon, however, has a press secretary exhibited such a brazen and cavalier disregard for the facts. Before President Bush rode a Navy jet onto the deck of the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln, press secretary Ari Fleischer informed the world, inaccurately, that the carrier would be hundreds of miles offshore. That distance over water, Fleischer suggested, would be too long for the president to safely make the hop...
  • Triumphant Bush turns his back on ‘old Europe’

    05/01/2003 4:08:01 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 33 replies · 197+ views
    The Times ^ | May 2, 2003 | Roland Watson
    PRESIDENT BUSH drew a line under the two wars of his presidency yesterday, shuffling US military might around the globe to reflect Washington’s new world order. Hours before Mr Bush declared major hostilities over in Iraq, Donald Rumsfeld, the US Defence Secretary, issued the same message in Afghanistan. To deliver his own message, Mr Bush made a dramatic landing on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier, from where he addressed the American nation. Approaching the USS Abraham Lincoln at more than 125mph, Mr Bush sat in the co-pilot’s seat of a snub-nosed S3B Viking as it was jerked to...
  • Bush's Carrier Visit Contrasts with Clinton's

    05/02/2003 4:19:40 AM PDT · by kattracks · 44 replies · 315+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | 5/02/03 | Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff
    The left is livid at the political masterstroke that was President Bush's visit to the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln on Thursday - with some complaining it was a cynical misuse of military personnel and equipment. But Bush isn't the only president to attempt to use the powerful imagery of a flight deck lined with saluting troops to burnish his image as commander-in-chief. In fact, Bill Clinton tried to do the same thing in March 1993, when he and his White House entourage visited the USS Theodore Roosevelt. However, instead of creating the inspiring image of a commander-in-chief adored...
  • Flying Bush to Carrier 'Just Awesome'

    05/02/2003 5:56:31 AM PDT · by kattracks · 63 replies · 597+ views
    AP | 5/02/03
    Flying Bush to Carrier 'Just Awesome' .c The Associated Press Navy pilot John ``Skip'' Lussier has made hundreds of aircraft carrier landings but none to compare with his latest, a picture-perfect touchdown that could have come from the movie ``Top Gun.'' ``The pressure was ratcheted up just a little bit, but I tried not to think about it,'' Lussier said Friday on ABC's ``Good Morning America.'' ``I just wanted to focus on it as a mission and make sure I got the president aboard safely.'' Lussier was at the controls of the Navy S-3B Viking jet that ferried President Bush...
  • Victory

    05/02/2003 9:24:44 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 6 replies · 216+ views
    NationalSecurityOnline ^ | 5/2/2003 | Christopher W. Holton
    Last night, standing on the deck of the supercarrier USS Abraham Lincoln, President Bush declared an end to "major combat" in Iraq. After his speech a clearly emotional Bush toured the audience of naval aviators and sailors. Watching him do so, I felt so proud of our president. I used to get this feeling a lot when Ronald Reagan was in office. I have not felt it since--until last night. Ronald Reagan made me feel good about the presidency. He made me realize that we should all be proud of America. Whereas Jimmy Carter made us feel ashamed in so...
  • The Bush Doctrine: A stand for liberty

    05/02/2003 3:05:41 AM PDT · by kattracks · 2 replies · 214+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 5/02/03
    Today's wars don't end with the drama or finality of yesterday's conflicts. There are no swords to be surrendered, no documents to be signed. Heck, no one even knows if Saddam Hussein is alive or dead and surely his signature on a piece of paper couldn't make his complete and utter defeat any more real than it is at this moment.<!ENDSUMM!> Last night, from the deck of the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln, President Bush made it as official as this war's end can or will get. It was a moment fraught with symbolism - 5 acres of sovereign...
  • Bush's Bold Policy

    05/03/2003 11:14:04 PM PDT · by efnwriter · 9 replies · 350+ views
    efreedomnews ^ | 3 March 2003 | Jonathan Rhodes
    efreedomnews         WAR ON TERRORISM - AN AMERICAN PERSPECTIVE Bush's Bold Policy3 May 2003Jonathan Rhodesefreedomnews.comIn his speech announcing the end of major military operations in Iraq, President George W. Bush, bold in his policy while humble in this moment of victory, summed up the obvious but previously unspoken - given the leadership of this Commander in Chief, judiciously employing the unparalleled might of the US military, the United States has brought about a new day for freedom and liberty in the world. With these words, President Bush defined the future: "The advance of freedom is the surest strategy to...
  • Photos: President Bush lands on USS Abraham Lincoln

    05/01/2003 12:55:24 PM PDT · by rs79bm · 188 replies · 4,525+ views
  • Photo Thread: Pres. Bush on the USS Abraham Lincoln

    05/01/2003 12:33:23 PM PDT · by jern · 234 replies · 7,427+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | May. 1, 2003
    U.S. President George W. Bush (news - web sites) gives a thumbs-up as he walks with Vice Admiral Mike Malone (C), Commander Naval Air Forces and Captain Dave Landon, commanding officer Naval Base Coronado, upon arriving at Naval Air Station North Island in San Diego May 1, 2003. The President will board an S-3 Viking to fly out to the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln to greet the 5,000 sailors aboard the Lincoln as they return home from the war in Iraq (news - web sites). REUTERS/Mike Blake Wearing a flight suit, U.S. President George W. Bush walks with NFO...
  • Bush Flies to Carrier to Deliver Speech on Iraq

    05/01/2003 3:37:39 PM PDT · by kattracks · 14 replies · 254+ views
    New York Times ^ | 5/01/03 | DAVID STOUT
    ASHINGTON, May 1 — President Bush landed safely on the deck of an aircraft carrier this afternoon, no doubt to the great relief of his security people, and prepared to speak to the American people tonight about the future of Iraq.The four-seat, jet-powered S-3 Viking warplane, with Mr. Bush in the co-pilot's seat, touched down uneventfully on the Abraham Lincoln about 3:18 p.m. Eastern time after a short flight from San Diego.Mr. Bush, himself a fighter pilot in the Texas Air National Guard in his younger days, was clad in a flight suit and helmet. After alighting from the...
  • The President Lands on the USS Abraham Lincoln--PHOTOS HERE

    05/01/2003 12:33:05 PM PDT · by Hillary's Lovely Legs · 76 replies · 733+ views
    President Bush (news - web sites) lands in a U.S. Navy (news - web sites) S-3B Viking on the deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln, in this image from video, Thursday, May 1, 2003, in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of California. The S-3B Viking is dubbed Navy One because of its presidential passenger. (AP Photo/APTN)
  • Bush to hail Iraqi triumph(Bush will land on USS Abraham Lincoln in a Viking jet!)

    04/30/2003 3:44:28 PM PDT · by finnman69 · 115 replies · 675+ views
    ft.com ^ | 4/30/03 | James Harding
    With sailors, marines and a flight deck full of fighter jets on a US aircraft carrier as his backdrop, President George W. Bush will on Thursday night declare the triumph of US forces in Iraq. With sailors, marines and a flight deck full of fighter jets on a US aircraft carrier as his backdrop, President George W. Bush will on Thursday night declare the triumph of US forces in Iraq.With sailors, marines and a flight deck full of fighter jets on a US aircraft carrier as his backdrop, President George W. Bush will on Thursday night declare the triumph of...
  • Television Networks Had Limited Attention Span for President's Speech on Iraq

    05/01/2003 8:58:33 PM PDT · by John W · 22 replies · 202+ views
    AP via TBO ^ | May 1,2003 | David Bauder
    NEW YORK (AP) - Television networks carried President Bush's speech Thursday from a color-splashed aircraft carrier deck, but many appeared to have a limited attention span. Less than two minutes after Bush stopped talking, CBS' Dan Rather introduced an episode of TV's most popular show, "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation." NBC was back to a "Friends" episode that had been interrupted in midstream. Fox showed cops arresting criminals. ABC stayed with news, but within 10 minutes was telling about a young New York City actress killed by her ex-boyfriend. The contrast with extensive airing of pictures from Baghdad when the Iraq...
  • Text of Bush's speech

    05/01/2003 7:37:24 PM PDT · by OXENinFLA · 24 replies · 1,179+ views
    Following is the text of US President George W Bush's address to the nation late today from the deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln nuclear aircraft carrier. Admiral Kelly, Captain Card, officers and sailors of the USS Abraham Lincoln, and my fellow Americans: Major combat operations in Iraq have ended. In the battle of Iraq, the United States and our allies have prevailed. And now our coalition is engaged in securing and reconstructing that country. In this battle, we have fought for the cause of liberty, and for the peace of the world. Our Nation and our coalition are proud...
  • TOUCHDOWN EARNS HIGH-FIVES FROM FELLOW FLIERS

    05/02/2003 1:44:16 AM PDT · by kattracks · 9 replies · 244+ views
    New York Post ^ | 5/02/03 | BRIAN BLOMQUIST
    <p>President Bush waves from inside the "personalized" jet as it taxis toward takeoff.</p> <p>May 2, 2003 -- WASHINGTON - The landing wasn't perfect, but ex-fighter pilots gave high marks to the Navy pilot who landed the S-3B Viking jet on a cruising carrier 30 miles off the California coast.</p>
  • Bush swoops in, lands on carrier

    05/02/2003 2:29:41 AM PDT · by kattracks · 10 replies · 203+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 5/02/03 | HELEN KENNEDY
    Bush feels the need, the need for speed. After his wild ride, the President spoke abroad the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln. WASHINGTON - In a spectacular photo op worthy of Hollywood, President Bush flew out to sea yesterday so he could land on an aircraft carrier steaming home from Iraq, a dramatic setting to declare the war a success. As Bush sat in the co-pilot seat of a small four-seat Viking jet named Navy One for the occasion, he made a swashbuckling tailhook landing on the carrier Abraham Lincoln, going from 150 mph to a jolting stop when...
  • President's Jet Plans are Nixed (Clymer Alert)

    05/01/2003 10:17:32 PM PDT · by anymouse · 18 replies · 303+ views
    USA TODAY ^ | Thursday May 1, 7:17 AM ET | Laurence McQuillan
    President Bush, who piloted a jet fighter in the Texas National Guard, wanted to relive the excitement today when he flies several hundred miles from San Diego to board the USS Abraham Lincoln as the aircraft carrier steamed home from the Iraq war. Bush wanted to fly out on an F-18 fighter jet, White House officials said. Two seats: one for the pilot, one for the president. Bush speaks to the nation from the carrier tonight. But the Secret Service balked at leaving Bush unguarded, and in the end, he acceded to the concern, according to the officials. So today,...
  • Bush declares 'victory' in Iraq

    05/01/2003 10:35:33 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 2 replies · 248+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Thursday, May 1, 2003 | By Bill Sammon
    <p>SAN DIEGO — President Bush symbolically closed a crucial chapter of his presidency last night by declaring "victory" in Iraq aboard an aircraft carrier returning combat forces to the United States.</p> <p>"The tyrant has fallen and Iraq is free," Mr. Bush told 5,000 cheering sailors and Marines, who interrupted his 22-minute address with 25 rounds of applause and six standing ovations.</p>
  • President takes over plane's controls

    05/01/2003 10:41:22 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 52 replies · 312+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Friday, May 2, 2003 | By Bill Sammon
    <p>SAN DIEGO — President Bush helped pilot the jet that swooped down for a dramatic landing on the USS Abraham Lincoln yesterday, marking the first time he has taken the controls of an aircraft in more than 30 years.</p> <p>"I flew it," Mr. Bush said with a grin upon landing. He called the experience "really exciting. I miss flying, I can tell you that."</p>
  • SKY CHIEF BUSH HITS THE DECK

    05/02/2003 1:12:04 AM PDT · by kattracks · 8 replies · 162+ views
    New York Post ^ | 5/02/03 | BRIAN BLOMQUIST
    <p>May 2, 2003 -- WASHINGTON - In a page ripped right out of Hollywood, President Bush took control of a Navy Viking jet yesterday on his way to a landing aboard a moving aircraft carrier in the Pacific Ocean.</p> <p>"Yes, I flew it! Yeah, of course, I liked it!" the beaming president, wearing a green jumpsuit and survivor vest, said on the deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln.</p>
  • The Lincoln Speech: What a leader!

    05/02/2003 7:30:37 AM PDT · by Pokey78 · 60 replies · 414+ views
    National Review ^ | 05/02/03 | Michael Ledeen
    Wow! Great scene, great speech, who could ask for anything more? He has it exactly right. We won a battle, we made military history, and we've changed the nature of warfare (the guilty are at greater risk than the innocent), the better to fulfill our national mission of spreading freedom. The tide has turned in the war against the terror masters, but there are many battles ahead. And the war remains what he said it was from the beginning: a war for freedom against tyranny. May I brag? Is this not what The War Against the Terror Masters says? It...
  • Pilot: Flying Bush was 'just awesome'

    05/02/2003 8:46:14 AM PDT · by Jakarta ex-pat · 244 replies · 521+ views
    usatoday.com ^ | 2/05/03
    <p>Navy pilot John "Skip" Lussier has made hundreds of aircraft carrier landings but none like his pressure-filled touchdown on the USS Abraham Lincoln with President Bush in the cockpit.</p> <p>"The pressure was ratcheted up just a little bit, but I tried not to think about it," Lussier said Friday on ABC's Good Morning America. "I just wanted to focus on it as a mission and make sure I got the president aboard safely."</p>
  • CAPTION THIS-Bush meets with crew members on the USS Abraham Lincoln

    05/01/2003 4:34:49 PM PDT · by NikkiUSA · 83 replies · 590+ views
    5/1/03 | NikkiUSA
    You gotta caption this one!!!
  • E.D. Hill: "Laura has a hottie on her hands"

    05/02/2003 4:19:09 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 395 replies · 13,406+ views
    Foxnews
    Fox and Friends talking about the President yesterday. E.D.:"I'll tell you what, Laura has a hottie on her hands. Look how good he looks. We sound like a bunch of cheerleaders for him but he was fantastic! You could tell he looked so stoked and so excited to be there." Kilmeade: "They said Lincoln was a hottie too." Doocy:"If your a Democratic presidential candidate..maybe you should just join a lobbyist group for the next four years or something. Cause I don't think your going to be taking that man's job anytime soon."
  • President Bush on the USS Lincoln Pictures

    05/02/2003 12:41:58 PM PDT · by RJL · 38 replies · 723+ views
    US Navy Newsstand ^ | May 1, 2003 | US Navy
    I hope I don’t run afoul of the mediators, but Freeper “Excuse My Bellicosity” posted a link to The Navy Newsstand website on a different subject. I followed it and got to poking around, and it’s a great site. I wanted to let Freepers know about it, I hope it deserves it’s own thread. I found homecoming pictures of our troops and of President Bush from the USS Lincoln yesterday. They're all great pictures and come in small, larger, and huge "download" size. There are several different galleries, I found the Homecoming and Presidential pictures at: http://www.news.navy.mil/view_photos.asp The Presidential pictures...
  • Bush's Carrier Visit Contrasts with Clinton's

    05/02/2003 5:31:46 AM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 33 replies · 510+ views
    newsmax ^ | 0502003
    Bush's Carrier Visit Contrasts with Clinton's The left is livid at the political masterstroke that was President Bush's visit to the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln on Thursday - with some complaining it was a cynical misuse of military personnel and equipment. But Bush isn't the only president to attempt to use the powerful imagery of a flight deck lined with saluting troops to burnish his image as commander-in-chief. In fact, Bill Clinton tried to do the same thing in March 1993, when he and his White House entourage visited the USS Theodore Roosevelt. However, instead of creating the inspiring...
  • Bush Needs To Deliver Like Reagan

    05/02/2003 7:45:52 AM PDT · by bedolido · 41 replies · 257+ views
    www.newsday.com ^ | 05/02/03 | James P. Pinkerton
    Ronald Reagan had three sons: Michael, Ron, and George W. Bush. That became clear yesterday when the 43rd president landed on the deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln. Why did he do it? Because it looked cool on TV. But while W. might be Reaganesque in style, he has yet to prove that he is Reaganesque in substance. It's a cliché that Bush 43 models himself more on Reagan than he does on his own father. And why not? The Gipper was a two-termer, while the elder Bush, having mostly inherited the presidency from his popular predecessor, managed to lose...
  • Big Swingers

    05/02/2003 9:06:10 AM PDT · by fporretto · 5 replies · 284+ views
    The Palace Of Reason ^ | May 2, 2003 | Francis W. Porretto
    May 2, 2003 Yesterday, May 1, 2003, George W. Bush, President of these United States, touched down on the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln to make a speech to its crew, to the soon-to-return forces of Operation Iraqi Freedom, and to the country and the world. Dubya landed on Abe in a two-place fighter jet, an S-3B Viking. The president debarked from his plane grinning broadly, relaxed, confident, and at his ease. He looked like a man reborn, after months of international tension and the trials of war. He chatted casually with his Navy pilot-companion as they strolled across Abe's...
  • Aboard the Lincoln, A White House Spectacular

    05/02/2003 9:42:31 PM PDT · by Utah Girl · 38 replies · 231+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 5/2/2003 | Tom Shales
    Evoking memories of Ronald Reagan's Great Speeches in Great Settings and of Bob Hope's innumerable tours to entertain U.S. troops, President Bush conquered prime time last night with a stirring address from the deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln, becoming the first president ever to speak to the nation from a warship at sea. As was painfully obvious before the president even opened his mouth, this was not just a speech but a patriotic spectacular, with the ship and its crew serving as crucial backdrops for Bush's remarks, something to cheer the viewing nation and to make Bush look dramatically...
  • Analysis: 'Shock and awe' for Democrats (MUST READ!!)

    05/02/2003 10:42:07 PM PDT · by Jewels1091 · 135 replies · 1,246+ views
    UPI Chief White House Correspondent ^ | 5/2/2003 | Nicholas M. Horrock
    WASHINGTON, May 2 (UPI) -- For the nine Democratic presidential candidates, watching President George W. Bush fly onto the deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln in his jet pilot suit, and hugging all those certified war heroes, must have been like the Iraqi command when the bombs of "shock and awe" began to redraw the map of downtown Baghdad. There before them is what they face next year: a 56-year-old man, tanned and fit, able to take a hard carrier hook landing without using the barf bag; in the words of one of the pilots, a "stud;" declaring victory on...
  • Bush on Deck, Aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72)

    05/02/2003 11:40:51 PM PDT · by Jeff Head · 76 replies · 401+ views
    Winning Iraqi Freedom Site ^ | May 3, 2003 | Jeff Head
    I have added an entire Page to the Winning Iraqi Freedom Web Site emphasizing President Bush's visit to the Abraham Lincoln and his speech while there. I view it as a victory speech as far as major combat operations are concerned, but still realizing that we are in a very dangerous and difficult period of reconstruction there about which we must remain very wary and continually vigilant. Click on the picture below to check it out: PRESIDENT BUSH ON DECK, ABOARD THE USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) Please let me know what you think.
  • Looking Back, Looking Forward - by Cathryn Crawford

    05/02/2003 4:44:26 PM PDT · by Cathryn Crawford · 22 replies · 247+ views
    The Washington Dispatch ^ | May 2, 2003 | Cathryn Crawford
    Looking Back, Looking Forward Exclusive commentary by Cathryn Crawford May 2, 2003 Last night, President Bush made a highly publicized speech from aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln, an aircraft carrier 30 miles of the coast of California. The speech itself had been spoken of as a victory speech, a declaration of the end of major combat in Iraq, and, indeed, it was. It was also much more than that. He said several things worth noting, and what he didn’t say was worth noting as well. He went out of his way in the very beginning to thank Secretary of Defense...
  • LINCOLN LANDINGS (DNC attempt to attack Bush fails)

    05/02/2003 7:02:09 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 61 replies · 452+ views
    As President Bush was winging his way across the waters off the coast of San Diego for his appearance Thursday on national TV, staffers at the Democratic National Committee were scrambling to find out exactly how much the evening's performance would cost the American taxpayer. "Republicans were always running all these numbers showing how much Clinton and Gore spent for their political gains," said a DNC staffer. "We're trying to do it with Bush and Cheney." Unfortunately, the opposition researchers were out of luck. In fact, Bush is actually saving taxpayers money by spending the night on the USS Abraham...
  • Bush floats carrier crew's boat

    05/03/2003 1:10:57 AM PDT · by kattracks · 14 replies · 180+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 5/03/03 | TRACY CONNOR
    Coming home was exciting - but chillin' with President Bush was the real thrill for sailors on the aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln. As the ship steamed into San Diego yesterday, the Navy men and women were still buzzing about how they chatted and ate dinner with Bush after his made-for-TV landing in a Navy jet. Petty Officer 1st Class Will Harthoorn said he and the President talked about their family routines. "He goes and makes his wife a cup of coffee every morning. He said that is the most important thing you need to do," Harthoorn said. Petty Officer 2nd...
  • Cynics and the USS Abraham Lincoln

    05/03/2003 6:40:45 PM PDT · by fightinJAG · 35 replies · 247+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | May 2, 2003 | David Brooks
    Cynics and the USS Abraham Lincoln The pundits are so sophisticated that they see the Abraham Lincoln speech as nothing more than a campaign stump. by David Brooks 05/02/2003 5:00:00 AM David Brooks, senior editor BOY AM I in a terrible mood. I watched and listened to the punditry on President Bush's speech on the USS Lincoln. The people he was standing before have been away from their families for ten months. That's mothers away from their kids, fathers away from their kids, men an women away from their spouses, their mothers, fathers, and siblings. One hundred and fifty fathers...
  • Drama intended in Bush's jet flight - (Barf Alert)

    05/03/2003 11:04:18 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 56 replies · 651+ views
    The Orange County Register ^ | Saturday, May 3, 2003 | SCOTT LINDLAW The Associated Press
    <p>ABOARD THE USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN – President George W. Bush didn't have to make a dramatic tailhook landing on this aircraft carrier. He could have flown by helicopter as presidents normally would, the White House said Friday.</p> <p>Officials also acknowledged positioning the massive ship to provide the best TV angle for Bush's speech, with the sea as his background instead of the San Diego coastline.</p>
  • GREAT Korean Article: "Bush Makes Hairy Landing on Aircraft Carrier for End of War Speech"

    05/04/2003 9:16:09 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 45 replies · 1,074+ views
    Dong-A Ilbo Newspaper (Seoul) In English ^ | 4 May 2003 | Jung-An Kim, Reporter in D.C.
    Title: "Bush Makes Hairy Landing on Aircraft Carrier for End of War Speech" MAY 04, 2003 22:08 by Jung-Ahn Kim of DONG-A ILBO DAILY, Seoul, Korea (credo@donga.com) U.S. President George W. Bush landed on the deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln. Wearing a pilot’s uniform, Bush showed two thumbs up like a pilot returning from a mission which he had successfully completed. Seeing their president`s hand gesture, the solders cheered with glee. President Bush then, during a speech to the sailors, announced the official end of the Iraq war.A Republican political specialist defined President Bush`s announcement, which was aired on...
  • Cool speech site shows Bush knows how to have fun

    05/02/2003 3:06:35 AM PDT · by FairOpinion · 59 replies · 1,003+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | May 2, 2003 | NEIL STEINBERG
    We are a cynical, image-conscious, media-savvy society. If Jesus Christ returned to Earth tomorrow, and was floating over Grant Park delivering a sermon, newscasters would talk over his words to comment on the awe-inspiring quality of the moment and the dramatic power of his airborne delivery. Thus, even before President Bush's S3 Viking jet landed on the USS Abraham Lincoln Thursday, TV pundits were warbling about the obvious leadership symbolism (if it's so obvious, why remark on it?), and the critics were crying "cowboy!'' and offering up their tired perspectives. I view it differently. When I saw the president take...
  • Victory

    05/05/2003 8:25:49 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 6 replies · 214+ views
    World Tribune ^ | 5 May 2003 | Christopher Holton
    Standing on the deck of the supercarrier USS Abraham Lincoln last week, President Bush declared an end to "major combat" in Iraq. After his speech a clearly emotional Bush toured the audience of naval aviators and sailors. Watching him do so, I felt so proud of our president. I used to get this feeling a lot when Ronald Reagan was in office. I have not felt it since--until last night. Ronald Reagan made me feel good about the presidency. He made me realize that we should all be proud of America. Whereas Jimmy Carter made us feel ashamed in so...
  • Bush's carrier landing: A defining moment in presidential politics

    05/05/2003 11:45:43 AM PDT · by WrightOnTarget · 85 replies · 431+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 5-5-03 | Doug Powers
    Last Thursday, when the Navy S-3B Viking aircraft carrying President Bush stuck its landing on the deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln, the tone of the next election campaign was set. Despite Bush's PR coup, the landing had its critics. ''The president's going to a carrier to give a speech far out at sea with military surroundings while countless numbers of Americans are frightened stiff about the economy here at home," said presidential wannabe and Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry. Isn't hearing politicians complain about a poor economy like listening to the Menendez brothers whine about being orphans? Criticism aside, Democrats...
  • The Democrats have done it again

    05/06/2003 4:33:49 PM PDT · by wingsof liberty · 75 replies · 435+ views
    Some democrats never cease to amaze me. the President visits the Abraham Lincoln to congratulate its crew and all the armed forces for a job well done in Iraq. How do the democrats respond? The only way they know how - partisan politics. Bird and Waxman said on the floor that the visit was innapropriate and want to launch an investigation as too how much a carrier landing by the president will cost the American taxpayer?!? I would like to know how much their investigation will cost so I can send the bill to their constituants because I dont want...
  • Bush blasted for carrier speech

    05/07/2003 9:21:19 AM PDT · by lilylangtree · 62 replies · 313+ views
    Associated Press/The Spokesman-Review | 5-7-03 | Unkknown
    WASHINGTON--Questioning the motives of a "desk-bound president who assumes the garb of a warrior," Democratic Sen. Robert Byrd on Tuesday reproached President Bush for flying onto an aircraft carrier last week to declare an end of major fighting in Iraq. "I am loath to think of an aircraft carrier being used as an advertising backdrop for a presidential political slogan, and yet that is what I saw," Byrd said on the Senator floor. Byrd, 85, of West Virginia, is the Senate's most senior member and was one of the most outspoken critics of the Iraq war. Dressed in a flight...