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The George Bush ‘fake’ Turkey story rides again

EVERY Thanksgiving Anorak takes a look to see if anyone is still talking about President George Bush feeding a huge plastic turkey to US forces. The turkey was real.

The story began in 2003, when George Bush went from Texas to surprise the US troops serving in Iraq. In Baghdad, Bush gamefully fed the soldiers and posed for the for cameras carrying a big turkey, a real turkey dinner that sits on display in the mess hall. Someone, possibly Mike Allen in the Washington Post, suggested it was a fake. And with that the story ran around the world, used as a sign to show that Bush was wrong ‘un and a faker.

Many have regretted the error, but some, like the Guardian’s Mark Lawson, carry on denying the truth.

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Posted: 23rd, November 2012 | In: Key Posts, Politicians | Comments (2) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0