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  • President Honors General Richard B. Myers in Farewell Tribute

    09/30/2005 1:02:47 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 10 replies · 735+ views
    White House website ^ | September 30, 2005 | Staff
    THE PRESIDENT: Thank you for the warm welcome. It is a pleasure to join you in paying tribute to a fine American and a superb Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Dick Myers. I'm glad to see the Myers family here: Dick's great wife, Mary Jo; their children, Rich, Nicole and Erin; their grandchildren, Sophie and Cole. I know those grandkids are proud of their grandfather today. I want you to know, kids, you're joined by the Commander-in-Chief and the American people. Today we also honor the outstanding Marine succeeding General Myers as the Chairman, General Pete Pace....
  • Iraq, Vietnam comparisons rebuffed by military leaders

    09/27/2005 11:45:30 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 11 replies · 568+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 28 September 2005 | Rowan Scarborough
    The nation's two highest military officials rejected comparisons yesterday between Iraq and Vietnam in the aftermath of Saturday's anti-war demonstration on the Mall that rekindled memories of an unpopular war four decades ago. More than 100,000 people protested the Iraq war amid polls that show fewer than 50 percent of Americans support the battle to foster a democracy in Iraq. Demonstrators compared President Bush to President Johnson, who ordered more than 500,000 troops to Vietnam in the 1960s. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat, and Sen. Chuck Hagel, Nebraska Republican and a Vietnam veteran, also have compared the 2?-year Iraq...
  • Bush Immigration Pick Criticized

    09/22/2005 2:19:27 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 55 replies · 1,343+ views
    Newsmax | September 22, 2005 | Newsmax
    Julie Myers is 36 years old, a lawyer and a political appointee to the Bush administration with limited executive experience. Yet, she is slated to become head of one of the nation's most critical security-related agencies, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE), part of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The Myers appointment, in the wake of FEMA's disastrous handling of the Katrina Hurricane and the resignation of its chief, Michael Brown, has people from both sides of the political aisle raising hackles. "The Bush administration has barely rebounded from the resignation of horse show organizer Michael ‘Heck...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 5.30.05

    05/30/2005 2:35:37 PM PDT · by snugs · 283 replies · 6,488+ views
    Yahoo.com, Whitehouse.gov, Various ^ | Monday 30, 2005 | Snugs
    Today is Memorial Day President Bush commemorated this solemn event by taking part in the ceremonies at Arlington Cemetery along with the Secretary of Denfense Donald Rumsfeld. For further details of this event and Arlington Cemetery in general visit http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/ Yesterday 29th May 2005, Secretary of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld addressed a Memorial Day Rolling Thunder veterans rally at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, May 29, 2005. Earlier in the day, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs General Richard Myers had led thousands of the Rolling Thunder motorcycle riders into Washington for their 18th annual 'Ride for Freedom' and rally for...
  • Pentagon photographer still cherishes small-town roots

    06/25/2003 1:22:04 PM PDT · by nana4bush · 9 replies · 140+ views
    Monroe (La) News-Star ^ | 06-25-03 | Amber Miles
    <p>GILBERT - Known around Gilbert for her photography at the Pentagon and for her courage to return to work in Virginia after the Sept. 11, 2001, attack there, Mamie Burke returned to her hometown Tuesday for her 30th high school reunion.</p>
  • Australia: Get Behind Your Troops

    01/26/2003 4:49:26 AM PST · by knighthawk · 5 replies · 199+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | January 26 2003 | PHILLIP COOREY
    THE US said yesterday Australia's commitment of troops to Iraq was a "major effort" that further strengthened ties between the two countries. US Defence Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman General Richard Myers praised Prime Minister John Howard's decision to deploy about 2500 personnel to maintain pressure on Iraq. General Myers said it was never easy for a leader to commit his people to the dangers of a potential war, and hoped Australians would support their troops. "If forces are going to go into combat, you would like to know that your country is behind it, of course, and that you...
  • US Military Ready for Iraq War, if Ordered -Myers

    12/22/2002 8:28:13 AM PST · by Momaw Nadon · 2 replies · 148+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo! ^ | Saturday, December 21, 2002 | Reuters
    BAGRAM, Afghanistan (Reuters) - The United States' top military commander said on Saturday his forces were ready for action if called upon to fight a war in Iraq. On a pre-Christmas visit to the troops at Bagram Air Base, headquarters of U.S. and coalition forces in Afghanistan, General Richard Myers said U.S. political leaders had indicated that a war to topple Iraqi President Saddam Hussein was not inevitable. "That is clearly a political decision, a presidential decision, not my decision," the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff said, in response to a question from reporters. "The job of...