THROWBACK: President Bush Surprises Troops in Iraq with Thanksgiving Dinner [VIDEO]


(Controversial Times)

With Thanksgiving closing in, let’s take a moment to remember 2003 when then-President George W. Bush traveled to Iraq without the knowledge of the media or soldiers on the ground. Paul Bremer, then the senior civilian in Iraq got on stage and asked if there was anyone more senior to him on the base – and that’s when President Bush walked out on stage.

“Thanks for inviting me to dinner,” Bush opened.

031127-F-55435R-008 Baghdad, Iraq (Nov. 27, 2003) -- President George W. Bush pays a surprise visit to Baghdad International Airport (BIAP). He gives an uplifting speech at the Bob Hope dining facility on Thanksgiving Day to all the troops stationed there. After his speech, troops were given the opportunity to get their photos taken with President Bush. The President also served a traditional Thanksgiving dinner to the troops. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Reynaldo Ramon. (Released)


—Courtesy of Controversial Times

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