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Bush showed some true class today, flew to Iraq to surprise a group of soldiers with their Thanksgiving celebration.

It was a total surprise for those invovled (the soldiers). I thought that was a seriously cool move on his part.

(for the liberals: yes, I know that you'll say that it was a stupid thing for him to do and it was only to boost his ratings...before you start saying that, think about the soldiers over there, I know they appreciated it, they said so themselves).
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It was a total surprise for those invovled (the soldiers).



Apparently it wasn't just a surprise to the soldiers. I heard on the news today that some members of the Secret Service didn't know he was going either. A very hush-hush operation, I suppose though that it has to be.

I agree, too, it was a nice thing to do.

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As great as this is, I suspect that this was purely for political gain. With the elections comming up soon, something tells me this was just to secure votes as he is not doing as well as most would like on the home front.

Having said that, this was truely a very classy move on his part and great for morale of the troops. Nice move shrub, I mean Bush.


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That's the least he owes those guys for putting them into this situation in the first place. But I agree, the advisor who came up with that one should get a slap on the back.
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I suspect that this was purely for political gain. With the elections comming up soon, something tells me this was just to secure votes as he is not doing as well as most would like on the home front.




You are from Canada, why shoud i even care about your opinion?? If OUR Commander In Chief wants to visit his troops on Thanksgiving Day WHY should a SOCIALIST from Canada even give a shit?


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SHRUB??

Would you happen to mean the small tree that is planted out our front yard?? do tell im very curious about your attempt at american slang!





Im so sick and tired of the liberal left and the rest of the world criticize every move that our PRESIDENT decides to make.

In short if your not from this country as your profile indiactes, stay out of american politics, I think you would be better off this way. This is only my opinion which combined with $2.00 canadian will buy you a cup of coffee.

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That's the least he owes those guys for putting them into this situation in the first place. But I agree, the advisor who came up with that one should get a slap on the back.



Last I checked we had a military force that wanted to sign up to defend this great nation, whenever and whereever their commander in chief called them to action.
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In short if your not from this country as your profile indiactes, stay out of american politics, I think you would be better off this way. This is only my opinion which combined with $2.00 canadian will buy you a cup of coffee.




If american (USA) politics ONLY impacted on USA, I'd say fine do what you want. But unfortunately it does not.
It has global implications and ramification. SO those in the world you are ewffected by decissions made by YOUR illustrious leader do in fact have a right to respond.
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It has global implications and ramification. SO those in the world you are ewffected by decissions made by YOUR illustrious leader do in fact have a right to respond.



Hey Squeak,
Would that be ONE ramification or did you mean plural? Affect, effect or ewffect? Decisions or decissions? Lol...
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In short if your not from this country as your profile indiactes, stay out of american politics, I think you would be better off this way.



Rick rick,

As you have been ever so kind in your words to one of my fellow Gimli jumpers, may I offer you a sincere thanksgiving retort?

What makes "the rest of the world" a place for American politics? Why is it alright for "you" to voice opinions on the politics of other countries when you appear to grant the citizens of other free and democratic countries no such right?

Happy Thanksgiving! Think about it.

Dave


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If american (USA) politics ONLY impacted on USA, I'd say fine do what you want. But unfortunately it does not. It has global implications and ramification. SO those in the world you are effected by decisions made by YOUR illustrious leader do in fact have a right to respond.



Do You have any examples of how your opinion is so?

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"True class" would have been sending the boys and girls home to thier families



Yes, the world would think it was classy to abandon the Iraqi people -- for criminals and anarchy. :S

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Seeing as how we occupy the border just above you I think that entitles me to a pretty informed opinion of American politics.

Personal attacks aside for a moment shrub, as I described is a pettite bush. Or a bush that is still growing. This term in was coined from the fact that he is George Bush Junior hence shrub.

I am glad to see that there are others here who also share the same opinion that this was purely a political move. You don't have to agree with it, you don't even have to like it. Unfortunatly you are going to have to read it.


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I suspect that this was purely for political gain. With the elections comming up soon, something tells me this was just to secure votes as he is not doing as well as most would like on the home front.




You are from Canada, why shoud i even care about your opinion?? If OUR Commander In Chief wants to visit his troops on Thanksgiving Day WHY should a SOCIALIST from Canada even give a shit?


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SHRUB??

Would you happen to mean the small tree that is planted out our front yard?? do tell im very curious about your attempt at american slang!





Im so sick and tired of the liberal left and the rest of the world criticize every move that our PRESIDENT decides to make.

In short if your not from this country as your profile indiactes, stay out of american politics, I think you would be better off this way. This is only my opinion which combined with $2.00 canadian will buy you a cup of coffee.



Hmmm - US interferes in Israeli politics, in Afghan politics, in Iraq (to the point of invading and occupying the country, which, it turns out, posed no threat to the US), in Panamanian and Colombian politics, in Nicaraguan politics, and the list goes on and on. And you object to someone expressing an opinion about US politics. Seems hypocritical to me.
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The left: It was an act for political gain.

The right: It was one classy, selfless act done for the troops he cared about. I do believe he said in his speech that "we" took an oath to protect our country.



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How about middle of the rode~ He is a classy guy who cares about the men and women that are under his command. But, he is not stupid and knew this would make for good publicity.

That said..I am a Marine's daughter and proud of it! We should ALL support the troops who are sacrificing (sp?) SO much this time of year! (Regardless of who is in control and how we feel about them)
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It may be good for his political standings, but you know what? I think that regardless of any ancillary gain, that is exactly what he should be doing.

When the soldiers were in Somalia, it has been said that Clinton was watching a football game and didn't want to be disturbed.

It is all about them. If his presence cheers the troops up, then that is exactly where he should be. Good job.

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When the soldiers were in Somalia, it has been said that Clinton was watching a football game and didn't want to be disturbed.



I'm not really sure you wanna go there.

I mean, the last time the US was actually under attack, GWB decided that it would be a good idea to continue reading stories to children because of a prescheduled photo-op.

Don't even start on Clinton if you're going to let that one slide.
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Want to talk about the last time we were under attack. It was 9/11. There wouldn't have been a second attack if Mr. C had gotten a little payback at that time. Instead, we got attacked again.

Just so it's clear. I think that Clinton violated every concept of what the Presidency is about.

Clinton commited troops to Somlia and wusses out when it comes to standing behind him. He made our national image into "Shoot one and they'll go home." Want to invite attack? That's the way to do it.

Clintons reason for not committing tanks was because of world opinion or appearing to take a too-aggressive stance. He should have read the "It's a war, stupid" sign.

Bush wouldn't be in Iraq if Clinton had done 1/4 of his job. He is just cleaning up his messes.

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