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Friday, December 12, 2003
Decorative Turkey Update

In yet another development regarding President Bush's ultra hush-hush 2 hour visit to the Baghdad airport, the Washington Post's Dana Milbank reports the Pentagon-authorised newspaper Stars and Stripes saying:

The cheering soldiers who met him were pre-screened and others showing up for a turkey dinner were turned away...for security reasons, only those preselected got into the facility during Bush's visit...soldiers who dined while the president visited were selected by their chain of command, and were notified a short time before the visit.

Stars ands Stripes, according to the Post, quotes a letter from Sgt. Loren Russell of the Army's 1st Armored Division:

They walked 15 minutes to the Bob Hope Dining Facility, only to find that they were turned away from their evening meal because they were in the wrong unit. . . . They understand that President Bush ate there and that upgraded security was required. But why were only certain units turned away?

Modified Photo: AP
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