Bush Headed Back to US

WASHINGTON (AP) - President George W. Bush is headed back to the
U.S. after a whirlwind trip to Iraq and Afghanistan.
The president visited the Iraqi capital just 37 days before he
hands the war off to his successor, Barack Obama, who has pledged
to end it. The president wanted to highlight a drop in violence and
to celebrate a recent U.S.-Iraq security agreement.
But what got all the attention was the angry Iraqi TV reporter
who hurled his shoes at Bush in a near-miss. Reaction in Iraq was
swift but mixed, with some condemning the act and others applauding
it.
The president then traveled to Afghanistan, where he was cheered
by U.S. troops at Bagram Air Base. Bush also took a helicopter ride
to Kabul to meet with Afghan President Hamid Karzai (HAH'-mihd
KAHR'-zeye).
After their meeting, Bush said he told Karzai: "You can count
on the United States."


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  • by Dave Location: Garden Springs on Dec 16, 2008 at 04:31 PM
    The reporter should have been DROPPED ON THE SPOT for that stunt.
  • by KARA Location: NICHOLASVILLE on Dec 15, 2008 at 07:13 AM
    Yes, I saw the incident on TV. That should be a lesson to him but of course it is not. Just think about all the money that has been spent on that war and that money could be used here in the U.S. That is why we are in such a bad shape now. Jobs are shutting down daily, crime is up, etc. Bush is not worried at all because he is rich and well taken care of.
  • by johnny Location: pburg on Dec 15, 2008 at 06:16 AM
    dodging shoes, while the soldiers dodge bullets
  • by Wilson on Dec 15, 2008 at 05:49 AM
    Did anyone see the shoe throwing incident?-funniest thing I've ever seen.

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