Thursday, November 27, 2003

President Bush Went to Baghdad for Thanksgiving

'You are defending the American people from danger and we are grateful,' Bush told some 600 soldiers who were stunned and delighted by his appearance.
Wearing an exercise jacket with a 1st Armored Division patch, Bush stood in a chow line and dished out sweet potatoes and corn for Thanksgiving dinner and posed with a platter of a fresh-baked turkey.
'We did not charge hundreds of miles into the heart of Iraq, pay a bitter cost of casualties, defeat a ruthless dictator and liberate 25 million people only to retreat before a band of thugs and assassins,' the president said, prompting a standing ovation and cheers

(from Associated Press, via Yahoo News).

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