Friday, January 07, 2005

Smiling Troops Greet Kerry in Mosul, Iraq

John Kerry visited US troops stationed in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, scene of a major suicide attack against on a US base in December, the US military said.

Kerry ate dinner on Thursday with soldiers at Camp Freedom, a former Saddam Hussein palace, and met with Brigadier General Carter Ham, commander of troops in northern Iraq, and local provincial governor Duraid Kashmula, it said in a statement.

(AFP/US Army/HO)

"Thanks for what you're doing," the senator from Massachusetts told soldiers. "The folks back home really appreciate your courage and sacrifice."


Soldiers of Task Fore Olympia, the command and control element of Multi-National Brigade Northwest, in Mosul.(AFP/HO-US ARMY)

During the presidential campaign, Kerry was a strong critic of how the administration of US President George W. Bush was managing its involvement in Iraq and said the invasion of the country in 2003 diverted resources and focus from the global war on terror.


John Kerry arrived in Damascus, Syria today where he will meet with President Bashar Assad and other Syrian officials.

(AP Photo/Bassem Tellawi)

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Blogger Bob Evans said...

Kerry visits troops in Mosul
From correspondents in Baghdad
January 7, 2005

FORMER US presidential hopeful John Kerry has visited US troops stationed in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, scene of a major suicide attack against on a US base in December.

Mr Kerry ate dinner with soldiers at Camp Freedom, a former Saddam Hussein palace, and met Brigadier General Carter Ham, commander of troops in northern Iraq, and local provincial governor Duraid Kashmula, the US militarty said in a statement.

"Thanks for what youre doing," the senator from Massachusetts told soldiers. "The folks back home really appreciate your courage and sacrifice."

He arrived in Baghdad on Wednesday and is expected to make to more stops besides Mosul to meet soldiers and officials.

During the presidential campaign, Kerry was a strong critic of how the administration of US President George W. Bush was managing its involvement in Iraq and said the invasion of the country in 2003 diverted resources and focus from the global war on terror.

http://www.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,11877942%5E1702,00.html

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