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November 23, 2006

No Plastic Turkee for Bush This Year

Instead of making a surprise trip to Iraq, he called ten members of the armed forces:

President Bush called 10 members of the armed forces from California to Iraq Thursday to wish them a Happy Thanksgiving and thank them for their service.

The president spoke with two members each from the Army, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard and Navy, said White House spokeswoman Jeanie Mamo. He asked them to send greetings to their parents.

The calls went to service members stationed in Iraq, Afghanistan, Japan, Qatar, Alaska, and California.
Uhm, that's nice, but I wonder how many of these handpicked few were vetted for their political preference?

Meanwhile, the rest of the troops spent another year away from their loved ones:

Kruse left Camp Fallujah on Wednesday for a multiple-day mission to hunt for roadside bombs and said he wouldn't have time to do much Thanksgiving celebrating. A native of Huron, S.D., he will likely still be in the field when he turns 21 Saturday.

When asked what he planned to do for his birthday, Kruse didn't hesitate: "Don't get shot."
Here's to hoping they stay safe to see future Thanksgiving holidays with their families soon.

Image: AP/Mohammed Ameen.


posted at 5:20 PM by Wonky Muse

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