You are viewing an obsolete version of the DU website which is no longer supported by the Administrators. Visit The New DU.
Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Reply #2: Bush's six-hour stay was being confined to Al-Asad Air Base, [View All]

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010) Donate to DU
rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-03-07 10:48 AM
Response to Original message
2. Bush's six-hour stay was being confined to Al-Asad Air Base,
"Morale?" asked Bush. "How's morale?"

"Very high sir," the pilot, Capt. Lee Hemming, said.

Bush's six-hour stay was being confined to Al-Asad Air Base, an airfield once part of Saddam Hussein's military.

National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley said the trip was conceived about six weeks ago when top White House advisers began discussing Bush's role as Congress returns to Washington and debate over the war heats up. It was decided that progress in Anbar made it the perfect place to showcase the administration's strategy.

There has been a drop in violence in Anbar, where Sunni tribal leaders and former insurgents have teamed up with U.S. troops to hunt down al-Qaida and other extremists.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
  -Bush snubs Baghdad-goes to Anbar only. "Bush Makes War Assessment in Iraq" rodeodance  Sep-03-07 10:43 AM   #0 
  - 2 things--isn't Anbar the province where all the chickenhawks are proclaiming  chimpsrsmarter   Sep-03-07 10:45 AM   #1 
  - Bush's six-hour stay was being confined to Al-Asad Air Base,  rodeodance   Sep-03-07 10:48 AM   #2 
  - Anticipating criticism that Bush's trip was a media event to buttress support for his war strategy,  rodeodance   Sep-03-07 10:50 AM   #5 
  - you KNOW he will put that in his speech.  antifaschits   Sep-03-07 10:52 AM   #7 
  - one of the worst managing partners i had  antifaschits   Sep-03-07 10:49 AM   #3 
  - Gosh, I just wonder what his "assessment" will be ...  Oregonian   Sep-03-07 10:50 AM   #4 
  - Here is a hint: "Morale?" asked Bush. "How's morale?"  rodeodance   Sep-03-07 10:52 AM   #6 
     - "There is no substitute for sitting down, looking him in the eye,  rodeodance   Sep-03-07 11:00 AM   #8 
  - PUFF PIECE ALERT!  rocknation   Sep-03-07 11:01 AM   #9 
  - There is NO love lost between Maliki and the Sunni---mostly genocide.  rodeodance   Sep-03-07 11:03 AM   #10 
  - WOOT! What you said!  lonestarnot   Sep-03-07 11:16 AM   #13 
  - Oh, good! That means you can get them for me wholesale!  rocknation   Sep-04-07 08:29 AM   #17 
  - Great points!  Poiuyt   Sep-03-07 11:42 AM   #16 
  - "...bypassing Baghdad in a symbolic expression of impatience ..."  Jim__   Sep-03-07 11:10 AM   #11 
  - Ah, a photo op honeymoon for Shrub & Condo n/t  UTUSN   Sep-03-07 11:14 AM   #12 
  - Leave it up to bush to pick the "cowardly" approach  Bitwit1234   Sep-03-07 11:28 AM   #14 
  - Bush to troops  billybob537   Sep-03-07 11:40 AM   #15 
 

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC