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Monday, December 15, 2008
President Bush in Afghanistan!
No shoes thrown. Plus: more photos from Iraq.
President George W. Bush pauses for photos with troops at Bagram Air Base Monday, Dec. 15, 2008, in Afghanistan. The President made the pre-dawn visit to the base before meeting with President Hamid Karzai in Kabul. During his remarks to the troops, the President said, "What you're doing in Afghanistan is important, it is courageous, and it is selfless. It's akin to what American troops did in places like Normandy and Iwo Jima and Korea. Your generation is every bit as great as any that has come before. And the work you do every day is shaping history for generations to come." White House photo by Eric Draper
U.S. President George W. Bush embraces Afghan President Hamid Karzai as Bush departs the Presidential Palace in Afghanistan December 15, 2008.
President George W. Bush walks alongside Afghan President Hamid Karzai past an honor cordon upon arrival at the Presidential Palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, during an unannounced visit on December 15, 2008. The trip comes immediately following a similar surprise visit to Baghdad, Iraq.
More Iraq Photos:
President George W. Bush is greeted to Baghdad International Airport by U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker, left, and U.S. Commander in Iraq, General Ray Odierno, Sunday, Dec. 14, 2008 in Baghdad, where President met with Iraqi leaders and visited with U.S. military personnel. White House photo by Eric Draper
President George W. Bush, joined by U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker, center, rides in a military helicopter Sunday, Dec. 14. 2008, from Baghdad International Airport to Salam Palace in Baghdad, where President Bush met with Iraqi leaders. White House photo by Eric Draper
President George W. Bush reaches to shake as many hands as possible as he meets with U.S. military and diplomatic personnel Sunday, Dec, 14, 2008, at the Al Faw Palace-Camp Victory in Baghdad. White House photo by Eric Draper
President George W. Bush stands on stage with U.S. Commander in Iraq, General Ray Odierno, Sunday, Dec. 14, 2008, following his address to U.S. military and diplomatic personnel at the Al Faw Palace-Camp Victory in Baghdad. White House photo by Eric Draper