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Cold Turkey

by | 28th, November 2003

‘NOT since Richard Nixon landed in Vietnam in 1969 has a serving American president visited an active war zone.

Private Bud worked hard to get the peas in the right place

Knowing what happened in that campaign and what misfortune befell that leader, it was never going to be long before avid historian George Bush pulled on his “ARMY” jacket and went to see what’s going down in Iraq.

So, as the Independent reports, last night, under cover of darkness, Bush landed in the war-torn country. And he brought something to cheer the troops.

No, not napalm. And no, not Oliver Stone and a film crew. But a large roast turkey on a silver platter surrounded by sweet potatoes and, most unusually, two bunches of green grapes.

The Times calls this one of the most “audacious publicity coups in White House history” – you may well call it a turkey.

But if it was a coup, we wonder what Bush’s predecessor would have done with an old gobbler. It could have put this show into the darkest shade.

But let’s not spoil the effect and hear from the man who bravely chose to spend just over two hours with 600 soldiers at a mess hall at Baghdad airport.

Enter Bush: “I was just looking for a warm meal somewhere – thanks for inviting me.” As her speaks, the Indy spots a coy smile playing on his lips and a tear welling in his eye.

Meanwhile, the Telegraph spots British-born Islamic student Sajid Badat being taken away for questioning after explosives were found at his Gloucester home.

While the turkey is in Iraq, the vultures continue to circle…’

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