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I thought it was outstanding that Pres. Bush went secretly to Iraq to have Thanksgiving with some of the troops. He really knows how to show the military what an important job they perform for all of us.

Did you all know he writes a letter to the families of every KIA? He definitely will go down as one of our greatest Presidents, IMO.:D
 

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Class Act!

I wonder how many "aides" he had to overrule to make that trip?
 

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'Way to go, President George, Sir!!:rock:
 

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I am surprised that it was kept quite and did not get leaked out.


And a hell of a moral booster if you ask me. I am sure it gave his handlers and body guards total fits. But from the cheers it sounded as if the troops were quite happy to see him.



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He's one hell of a Commander in Chief that's for damn sure, I'm looking forward to him being our POTUS for another four years (God willing).
 

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Im waiting for the typical jerks to come by and talk about how "hypocritical" it was for him to go visit the troops. Certain people hate him and will badmouth him no matter what he does.

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And a hell of a moral booster if you ask me. I am sure it gave his handlers and body guards total fits.
I cant even imagine. How big of a perimeter do you figure they established on that one?

Had to be HUGE otherwise it was pretty risky on his part.
 

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Class Act!

I wonder how many "aides" he had to overrule to make that trip?
Apparently quite a few. Only a very few top aides at the white house even knew about the trip. A couple of reporters who traveled with him were sworn to secrecy. Also, the plan was that if while they were traveling over to Iraq the word leaked out, they were going to turn around in mid flight and go home. I assume that should that have happened, they would then have found the leaker and eliminated him...:)
 

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Political crap aside

Our current Commander in Chief has balls! That's far more important to the troops than the GNP. Hey, the man done good!
 

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Whatever his reasons, and whatever else is going on here and in Iraq, what he did was great for the troops. That's all that counts in this case.
 

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Yuppers ;)
 

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hmmmm...
 

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Made me proud to have him as my Commander in Chief. Did you guys see him holding back tears because of the way the soldiers welcomed him? Wish I could have been there...
 

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Unfortunately not Grunt, the only footage I was able to catch was a far away shot :(

But that type of emotive response definately falls in line with our President :)
 

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He should be shedding tears for the troops who have died, and those who he continues to put in harms way. Perhaps he should have spent some time during the holiday sharing turkey with the families of those Americans who lost their lives in Iraq. I don't see him attending any military funerals. What you saw were the crocodile tears for the political campaign ads they're going to run. Hmm....you're the same guys who just couldn't get enough of that little campaign ad he had filmed on the carrier, eh? And he even blamed the troops for making the sign. What a leader....:barf:
 

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Paladin- I know its a free country and you have the right to free speech,but I for one am sick of the negative comments you post. I come here for the info on 1911s and visit these section to see whats going on politically. If you cant say refrain from posting negative comments you may need some psychological help. Its not healthy to be this negative all the time. Sorry I am getting off the soap box.
 

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Paladin said:
He should be shedding tears for the troops who have died, and those who he continues to put in harms way.
Funny you should mention that when he was visiting the troops he is putting in harms way. And it probably did move him how enthusiastic those troops were to see him.

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I don't see him attending any military funerals.
If you did you would just blast him for using them to make political points.

Thats why nothing you say has validity. You would blast him no matter what he does. You are a partisan malcontent.

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What a leader....:barf:
Yeah as opposed to the Democrats who just stand around wringing their hands and criticizing everything he does. Thats leadership!

:rolleyes:

Gee I wonder why the Republicans control both houses of Congress AND the White House?

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Who cares what Paladin has to say?

What did the President of the United States and Commander in Chief of our Armed Forces have to say?

Thu Nov 27, 2:47 PM ET

Bush Iraq Text
By The Associated Press

A text of President Bush's remarks Thursday to U.S. troops in Baghdad, as provided by the White House:

Thank you. I was just looking for a warm meal somewhere. Thank you for inviting me to dinner. General Sanchez, thank you, sir, for your kind invitation and your strong leadership. Ambassador Bremer, thank you for your steadfast belief in freedom and peace. I want to thank the members of the Governing Council who are here, pleased you are joining us on our nation's great holiday, it's a chance to give thanks to the Almighty for the many blessings we receive.

I'm particularly proud to be with the 1st Armored Division, the 2nd ACR, the 82nd Airborne. I can't think of a finer group of folks to have Thanksgiving dinner with than you all. We're proud of you. Today, Americans are gathering with their loved ones to give thanks for the many blessings in our lives. And this year we are especially thankful for the courage and the sacrifice of those who defend us, the men and women of the United States military.
I bring a message on behalf of America: We thank you for your service, we're proud of you, and America stands solidly behind you. Together, you and I have taken an oath to defend our country. You're honoring that oath. The United States military is doing a fantastic job. You are defeating the terrorists here in Iraq, so that we don't have to face them in our own country. You're defeating Saddam's henchmen, so that the people of Iraq can live in peace and freedom.

By helping the Iraqi people become free, you're helping change a troubled and violent part of the world. By helping to build a peaceful and democratic country in the heart of the Middle East, you are defending the American people from danger and we are grateful.

You're engaged in a difficult mission. Those who attack our coalition forces and kill innocent Iraqis are testing our will. They hope we will run. We did not charge hundreds of miles into the heart of Iraq, pay a bitter cost in casualties, defeat a brutal dictator and liberate 25 million people only to retreat before a band of thugs and assassins.

We will prevail. We will win because our cause is just. We will win because we will stay on the offensive. And we will win because you're part of the finest military ever assembled. And we will prevail because the Iraqis want their freedom.

Every day you see firsthand the commitment to sacrifice that the Iraqi people are making to secure their own freedom. I have a message for the Iraqi people: You have an opportunity to seize the moment and rebuild your great country, based on human dignity and freedom. The regime of Saddam Hussein is gone forever.

The United States and our coalition will help you, help you build a peaceful country so that your children can have a bright future. We'll help you find and bring to justice the people who terrorized you for years and are still killing innocent Iraqis. We will stay until the job is done. I'm confident we will succeed, because you, the Iraqi people, will show the world that you're not only courageous, but that you can govern yourself wisely and justly.

On this Thanksgiving, our nation remembers the men and women of our military, your friends and comrades who paid the ultimate price for our security and freedom. We ask for God's blessings on their families, their loved ones and their friends, and we pray for your safety and your strength, as you continue to defend America and to spread freedom.

Each one of you has answered a great call, participating in an historic moment in world history. You live by a code of honor, of service to your nation, with the safety and the security of your fellow citizens. Our military is full of the finest people on the face of the earth. I'm proud to be your commander in chief. I bring greetings from America. May God bless you all.
 
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