Saturday, December 20, 2008

WWE Tribute to the Troops

I've just finished watching World Wrestling Entertainment's Tribute to the Troops on NBC.

WWE wrestlers recently put on a show in Iraq at Camp Victory where they entertained U.S. troops stationed there. They have been putting on these shows in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2003.

The USO is still around but let's be honest most of Hollywood shuns our troops. The WWE has done an admirable job of filling in the breach. OK, maybe Bob Hope never body slammed anyone. But the presence of the WWE sure does improve morale and several of the WWE wrestlers noted the improvements that have taken place in Iraq over the past year.

This has not been lost on President Bush who sent a videotape message to open the show. "I know what the WWE knows," said the President, "Our troops are our finest citizens."

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