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June 28, 2006

Your Turn: Running On Iraq

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“It’s an amazing sight for me to be running with a guy who, last time I saw him … I was wondering whether or not he’d ever get out of bed,” the president said. “There was no doubt in his mind that he would.”

If you read the LAT story on Bush’s jog with Army Staff Sgt. Christian Bagge, you’ll see the vet was determined to make it happen.  “I’m very proud of what I’ve done for this country,” Bagge said.  “I’m proud of my wounds.”

I was interested in your take on these pics — both the progression, and the shots by themselves.  (Notice how the White House website also gave prominent play to this encounter, with completely different selections featuring the run, and Bagge physically touching Bush.)

(images: Larry Downing/Reuters. White House. June 27, 2006. Via YahooNews)

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