U.S. Soldiers Ask Rumsfeld If They Could Get a Surprise Visit From Loved Ones Instead

Once again, the Onion gets at truths the non-satirical press can’t.

BAGHDAD—Although U.S. troops in Iraq said they appreciated President Bush’s recent surprise visit, thousands of them have petitioned the White House to arrange surprise visits from relatives and spouses as well. … An estimated two-thirds of American military personnel in Iraq have signed the petition, with the other third saying that Iraq is still far too dangerous a place for anyone’s loved ones to spend any time.

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2 thoughts on “U.S. Soldiers Ask Rumsfeld If They Could Get a Surprise Visit From Loved Ones Instead

  1. middleeastcrisis July 22, 2006 / 9:19 pm

    Hi Blogger,
    I am collecting views of bloggers about the current crisis in the middle east. I wonder if you have a view and would care to share it with us.
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  2. David Gordon July 23, 2006 / 3:05 pm

    Westbrook Pegler once reported a genuine counterpart to this. After a visit to the troops by Eleanor Roosevelt during World War II, a soldier was asked how he liked a visit from the President’s wife. He answered, “I’d rather have a visit from my own.”

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