Bush Seeks to Rally U.S. Troops in Iraq
We've got spirit, yes we do! We've got spirit, how 'bout you?
WASHINGTON - President Bush sought to rally U.S. troops in Iraq ahead of Saturday's vote on new constitution on Thursday, saying the "enemy understands that a free Iraq would be a blow to their vision."
"We put in motion something that can't be stopped, and that is the march of freedom," Bush said in a video conference with soldiers from the Army's 42nd Infantry Division, based in Tikrit, hometown of deposed Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein.
Can we please put a ban on the word "Freedom?" Like, just for six months. That would be enough, honest. Then you can go back to whacking that dead horse to your heart's content.
Well, this is nice of the President... doing a video conference with soldiers.... man, all of those people must have been really inspired, huh?
The president engaged in a question and answer sessions with 10 servicemen and women, who he saw on a large video screen set up in a room of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building next to the White House.
I'm sure they were. All 10 of them.
"Do the Iraqis want to fight, and are they capable of fighting?" he asked.
They politely replied, "Duh, Mr. President."
"We're never going to back down, we're never going to give in, we'll never accept anything less than total victory," Bush said. "Thank you for all your work. When you back to the United States, if I'm hanging around, come by and say hello."
If he's.... hanging around.
Well, I don't know about all of you, but I'M inspired.