November 22nd, 2007
11:55 AM ET
8 years ago

Thanksgiving at Camp David

President Bush calls troops from Camp David Thanksgiving morning.

(CNN) President Bush spent his Thanksgiving morning expressing gratitude to a dozen members of the U.S. military around the world.

White House Press Secretary Dana Perino said the President spent over an hour on the phone from Camp David wishing the troops a Happy Thanksgiving and quoted Bush as saying, “I can’t tell you how impressed I am by the concern and compassion of the troops.” The President went on to say, he understands the daily sacrifices they are making and is filled with great pride. Bush asked the troops to relay his respect and high regard to their colleagues.

President Bush is expected to be joined at Camp David for a Thanksgiving meal by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, his twin daughters, and a number of his siblings. Bush will also have the opportunity to spend some quality time with his first son-in-law-to-be, Henry Hager.

The Presidential feast includes: an oven roasted turkey with cast-iron skillet cornbread dressing, whipped sweet potato soufflé, jellied cranberry molds, fresh clover rolls with honey butter, apple pie, and pumpkin mousse trifle.

- CNN's Emily Sherman

Filed under: President Bush
soundoff (60 Responses)
  1. Jim - Chicago

    Matt, Lebanon, Ohio ...

    You asked .. "Do you have any evidence of that?"..

    Would that line also work for WMD? Wasn't that the reason Bush started this war?

    Do you remember those days Bush would say the Saddam was failing to comply to the UN resolution that required him to reveal the WMD? Wasn't this UN resolution the reason Bush went to war? Does anyone remember the 12,000 page documentation that Iraq handed over to the UN that was to show how Iraq got rid of the WMD? Bush shot it down in a matter of hours. That's pretty fast reading Bush. Oh, and by the way, there was no WMD, so maybe Saddam DID comply with the UN resolution, but Bush went ahead anyway. Bush should have let the UN continue it's work to prove there was no WMD, but no. And when there was no WMD, Bush said "Oh, I meant to say that Saddam was a bad man and we need to get rid of him". Mr. Flip Flop needs a good slap of IMPEACHMENT!

    Bush gets the voices he deserves.

    November 24, 2007 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  2. Rick, Chicago Illinois

    BK, Williamsburg, VA,

    Did Clinton start TWO wars vs third-world countries with 1/1000th the military we have that we're STILL fighti8ng over 5 years later due to his mind-boggling ineptness? Wars in which over 3,700 of our troops were killed? and not go to a SINGLE funeral for any of them?

    You want mindless buddy, check that reflection kid!

    November 24, 2007 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  3. Jim - Chicago

    Oh, and by the way Matt, for your remarks ...

    "It's a pretty big, powerful accusation to call the Bush administration guilty of treason or to call Bush a war criminal. Let me ask the left-wing lunatics that have posted such nonsense; can you back those claims up? Do you have any evidence of that?"–

    Do a search in CNN, or any news site, for ... iraq weapons 12000 page ...
    and refresh yourself. I wish Congress would do a search on this as well.

    Why are Americans really dying?

    November 24, 2007 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  4. Ron Nebraska

    ZTo the California-New York liberals: go back to hiding under your rock and leave the thinking and running of our country to folks who have half a brain. And to everyone, Happy Thanksgiving!!

    Posted By Matt, Lebanon, Ohio : November 22, 2007 11:01 pm

    Uh would it be too much to expect that the people running the country have a WHOLE brain. This half a brain(or less) thing hasn't worked out too well.

    November 24, 2007 08:10 pm at 8:10 pm |
  5. Frank Honolulu Hawaii

    Sure, a phone call should do it.

    November 24, 2007 11:41 pm at 11:41 pm |
  6. Jim - Chicago

    Bush should be impeached because he put the USA in harms way without just cause, and continues to do so. He dug a hole that he can't get out and is waiting for 2008 to pass the blame. Look at him smile in this photo .. he knows.

    If he had allowed the UN inspectors to continue, as they requested, then eventually it would be clear Saddam had no WMD. The UN inspectors wanted more time to inspect because they were not finding any WMD. Bush said no. Saddam produced the 12000 page document that could have proven that there was no WMD, but Bush said no. Saddam DID comply with UN Resolution 1441 and presented the 12000 page as prove. Bush said no and decided to go to war based on Resolution 1441, but this judgment was false. Bush convinced Congress to go to war based on his refusal to accept Saddam's prove of Resolution 1441 compliance. Congress would have not have allowed war if Bush did not convince them. Bush also tried to convince the world that Saddam was not complying to Resolution 1441, and most of the world refused to listen to Bush on this. They knew better, (Remember how the US reacted to the French on this among others? French Fries were called American Fries!! Does anyone remember why?).

    If Bush had accepted the idea that Saddam WAS complying with Resolution 1441, then maybe he would have let the UN inspectors continue to inspect and that might have shown the truth. THERE WOULD HAVE BEEN NO CASUSE FOR WAR IF IT WAS PROVEN THAT SADDAM WAS COMPLYING WITH RESOLUTION 1441! Bush said no and pushed for war.

    We went to war, more or less alone. When no WMD were found, Bush flip flopped with brand new excuses for starting the war .. "Saddam is a bad man", "We are freeing a nation", "The world is safer without", "War on Terror", etc..

    If Bush went to Congress with these reasons, would Congress have approved the war? Think about it.

    Bush said the information they had on WMD ended up to be false, and it was the CIA's fault. But Saddam gave them the truth and Bush rejected it. Again, search CNN for "Iraq weapons 12000 page" and read what you find, and then think about why we are at war.

    This has nothing to do with being a Republican or Democrat, but rather a man and his administration who was set on doing this war regardless of any truth. I find it sad that anyone is in favor of this man when his misjudgment and recklessness has caused so many lives and cost so much money. You can't follow a leader just because he is a leader, Hitler proved that. We are fools to let him continue to harm our good country as he has done, without trying to hold him accountable for it. After all, he held Saddam accountable for not complying to Resolution 1441. We should hold Bush accountable for Saddam's compliance to it.

    November 24, 2007 11:42 pm at 11:42 pm |
  7. Rick, Chicago Illinois

    Jim – Chicago,

    You know it.

    Jim for Prez in 2008!

    November 25, 2007 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  8. Bob, Roxboro, NC

    I'm sure there's even more Bush loving nit wits out there who would love to hear from him. But,, and this is a big but,,,ask those same supporters to pick up a rifle and go to Iraq,,,I'm sure we all know what happens then.

    Here's an idea,,let's reinstitute the draft. Wanna bet the country wouldn't have any bushies then.

    November 25, 2007 08:19 pm at 8:19 pm |
  9. chris, Chicago, IL

    Whoa. Look at how those six icons at the top of the screen are all lined up. Creepy. That says more than any of that lordship of the skulls and bones stuff. We gotta impeach immediately.

    November 25, 2007 11:55 pm at 11:55 pm |
  10. Sergey

    Diana, From your comment I can only asumse you are as ignorant and bigoted as Al Sharpton. I am a Mormon. All of my family for generations have been Mormons. I literally know thousands of Mormons. Every Mormon I have ever known believes Jesus is the Son of God and is deity. We worship him and pray in his name. We perform all ordinances in his name. We believe he is the creator of the universe and that all power in the universe is derived from him. We know that man can only be saved through his grace and infinite sacrifice. I am sick of people trying to tell me what I believe and misrepresenting my religion. I am exhausted from having my faith maligned daily in the press from all sides without any repercussions. I'd also like to see some reciprocity from the Christian Right when it comes to Mormonism. There is no voting block more firmly behind the Christian Right agenda than the Mormons, but I guess a Mormon can't count on that support in return.

    July 16, 2012 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
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