Bush thanks troops returning from war zones

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) -- President George W. Bush is at Fort Campbell in Kentucky thanking troops for their service and having lunch with about 150 soldiers, many of them just back from Iraq and Afghanistan.

"Job well done," Bush told about 7,500 military personnel and others packed in a hangar on a chilly morning two days before Thanksgiving.

So far in November, 10,000 soldiers have returned to Fort Campbell from Iraq and Afghanistan. Thousands of others, though, are getting ready to deploy.

He told them: "You have taken the battle against the terrorists overseas so we do not have to face them here in the United States."

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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