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quaker bill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-27-03 07:45 PM
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96. I am mixed as well
A President visiting the troops on Thanksgiving is a positive gesture. He put himself at some limited risk to do so. I credit him with a noble gesture, even if the mostives were not so pure.

On the other hand the speech, while apparently rousing for the troops, was clearly a political photo op.

Bush has been wanting to make this speech in some place where the response would be nothing but cheering. There are few if any other places he could have gone to accomplish this.

A reporter had an interesting note to add, even as Bush* was leaving, she could hear the intermittent explosions of mortar rounds landing in the distance.
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