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posted on Sep, 3 2007 @ 07:08 AM
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President Bush Makes Surprise Labor Day Visit to Iraq


www.foxnews.com

AL-ASAD AIR BASE, Iraq — President Bush made a surprise visit to Iraq on Monday, using the war zone as a backdrop to argue his case that the buildup of U.S. troops is helping stabilizing the nation.

The president secretly flew 11 hours to Iraq as a showdown nears with Congress over whether his decision in January to order 30,000 more U.S. troops to Iraq is working. He landed at an air base in Anbar province west of Baghdad.
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[edit on 9/3/2007 by djohnsto77]




posted on Sep, 3 2007 @ 07:08 AM
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I think it's good that he's going to visit the troops and see what's going on for himself there.

www.foxnews.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Sep, 3 2007 @ 07:19 AM
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Yes, its good he sees for himself- its also a political move- the ultimate arrival of persona non grata.... I hope he gets a fine reception- one suitable for mr., Bush- Maybe he'll stay there and run THAT country.
God bless JR. and his agenda.

I'm speechless, really. I hope news doesnt get out of this OVER THERE.


Seriously, though, this is not a good move for his security- not that i care because i'm no hypocrite. But in a sense i care because he's human and i wouldnt want anthing to happen to him. If i sound like i'm contradicting myself, i am. And i am because i can.



posted on Sep, 3 2007 @ 07:28 AM
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Question:

Why do all presidents and vice-presidents and all important people always visit Iraq with a SURPRISE visit? Well it is pretty simple - the country is so dangerous, that an announced visit would be almost suicidal. And when the president can make such an announced visit to a country, which is "Liberated" and "Free" - well then this action would mean something. Until then, it is just another, out of many, SURPRISE visits.



posted on Sep, 3 2007 @ 07:28 AM
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He doesn't go and visit the troops... he goes and uses them. That is all they have ever been for him, a back drop.

He stays for a few minutes and leaves, they stay and bleed and die because he is too blind and bullheaded to read the writing on the wall and accept the fact that the war was lost a long time ago.



posted on Sep, 3 2007 @ 07:31 AM
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Bush visit to Iraq wont change public opinion . Iraq isnt some South Pacific peace keeping mission. Asking the US public to support the use of US forces to police a civil war would be a tough ask and thats before Bush poor public speaking skills and lack of "belief" on the Iraq issue. I feel that Bush has never had the same resolve or belief in the Iraq war from day one then he did with the war in Afghanistan.



The United States cannot sustain the troop buildup indefinitely. And with Democrats calling for withdrawals and a rising U.S. death toll that has topped 3,700, the president is hardpressed to give Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's much more time to find a political solution to the fighting.


Empaphise(SP?) mine.
Surely this point makes the troop surge debate a dead issue unless the US military pulls troops out of Germany and South Korea ?
See this thread for more on this matter.

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posted on Sep, 3 2007 @ 07:34 AM
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Quite interesting he has a surprise visit to Iraq on the day that British basically end its operations in Iraq and Prime Minister Gordon Brown said Britain will see out its UN Mandate. Which expires at the end of this year.



posted on Sep, 3 2007 @ 07:54 AM
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If bush minor really wanted to visit the troops he could have flown in like he did thanksgiving 2003, visited and left without using them as backdrop for yet another speech.



posted on Sep, 3 2007 @ 07:55 AM
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Originally posted by Souljah
Question:

Why do all presidents and vice-presidents and all important people always visit Iraq with a SURPRISE visit? Well it is pretty simple - the country is so dangerous, that an announced visit would be almost suicidal. And when the president can make such an announced visit to a country, which is "Liberated" and "Free" - well then this action would mean something. Until then, it is just another, out of many, SURPRISE visits.


That is very true,

this was the reason that FOXNews gave.



posted on Sep, 3 2007 @ 08:34 AM
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Chicken George makes a surprise visit probably surrounded by fighter Jets, tanks and soldiers, which he likes to use as props, what a brave man!


Maybe he will even sneak out of the green zone!


His bravado is being paid by the american tax payer with money and the blood of their sons, daughters and spouses!


apc

posted on Sep, 3 2007 @ 08:35 AM
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Originally posted by grover
That is all they have ever been for him, a back drop.

This describes almost every politician.

Over in KS the Governor (D) shows up to tornado hits and other disasters just long enough to get her picture taken and takes off.

It's just what scummy politicians do.

My concern is simply that Bush is out of the country. With all the rabble rabble about September, my own personal "threat level" goes up a notch whenever Bush is out of DC and especially out of the country. If there's going to be a strike, and Bush has foreknowledge of it, he certainly is not going to be around to witness it.



posted on Sep, 3 2007 @ 09:08 AM
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you got a point there apc.



posted on Sep, 3 2007 @ 09:21 AM
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posted on Sep, 3 2007 @ 06:05 PM
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Note the "respect" bush minor has for the prime minister and the government of the sovereign nation of Iraq. He flies in at will without even so much as notifying them that he is visiting.

Talk about a loss of face. A real nice way to treat your puppets.



posted on Sep, 3 2007 @ 07:21 PM
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I wonder if he had to wear a diaper just in case the noises from the bombs falling make him do an involuntary boo-boo.



posted on Sep, 3 2007 @ 07:40 PM
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The only thing more sick than a leader not going to the place he's murdered thousands in, is to go just for a photo op.

That sniveling little ...

And to think I used to respect the republicans, I used to think of the right wing as bold, strong... they're just a bunch of weak children with inferiority complexes.

Both sides are impotent. It's high time a third wing was introduced. A group that will stand for the freedoms your country was founded on, and not destroy them while claiming they're doing it for freedom.

According to Bush's actions, freedom can be measured in the tonnage of the warhead coming through a family's ceiling.



posted on Sep, 3 2007 @ 09:11 PM
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I do believe that we have clashed before but I agree whole heartedly except I was never taken in by the right wing or the republicans. Their posturing always seemed too obvious for words.

BTW even though I vote Democratic for lack of a viable alternative... I am throughly disgusted with them as well.



posted on Sep, 3 2007 @ 09:40 PM
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"The only thing more sick than a leader not going to the place he's murdered thousands in, is to go just for a photo op.

That sniveling little ... "


Oh say it, that old bastard. It needs to be said. Give him some pretzels and forget the water.

I dont like mincing words- he's good for nothing.



posted on Sep, 4 2007 @ 07:37 AM
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Originally posted by mel1962
Maybe he will even sneak out of the green zone!


He wasn't in Baghdad. He was in Anbar Province.

Give him credit for being brave enough to go there. He could be like bin Laden or al Sadr, hiding under a rock somewhere, afraid to show their faces in public.



posted on Sep, 4 2007 @ 07:51 AM
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The SOB just landed successfully and arrived at his hotel in Sydney with Condy in tow...What a shame



Where's a good ole fashioned accident when you need one ?





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