Presidential Visit to Iraq

In a surprise Thanksgiving visit, President Bush addressed approximately 600 U.S. troops at Baghdad International Airport. He thanked… read more

In a surprise Thanksgiving visit, President Bush addressed approximately 600 U.S. troops at Baghdad International Airport. He thanked the soldiers for their service, praised their work in Iraq, and assured them that their country supported them. He also reiterated that the United States would remain in Iraq as long as necessary, and would ultimately prevail. The president received several standing ovations from the assembly. Following his speech, President Bush walked through the crowd, posing for photographs and talking with soldiers.

The president’s visit to Iraq was shrouded in secrecy due to security concerns, and was not made public until his return to the United States. close

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Presidential Visit to Iraq

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Program ID:
179325-1
Category:
White House Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Baghdad, Iraq
First Aired:
Nov 27, 2003
Last Aired:
Nov 29, 2003

Airing Details

  • Nov 27, 2003 | 2:59pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 27, 2003 | 7:56pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 27, 2003 | 11:37pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 28, 2003 | 6:34am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 29, 2003 | 1:05pm EST | C-SPAN 1

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