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President Bush Spending Thanksgiving with the Troops in Iraq

November 27, 2003
Source: The White House

In November 2003, President George W. Bush made a surprise trip to Iraq to spend Thanksgiving with the troops.  In his remarks, President Bush thanked the troops for their service, saying “We're proud of you, and America stands solidly behind you.”  He also encouraged the Iraqi people to “rebuild [their] great country based on human dignity and freedom.”

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