Soldiers cheer president at Fort Campbell

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) -- President George W. Bush told soldiers at Fort Campbell that the war in Iraq was not over and they would eventually return home in victory.

Bush greeted soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division who are returning to the base on the Tennessee-Kentucky line after duty tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Thousands of soldiers and their families crowded into an airplane hangar to hear the outgoing president thank them for their service.

Despite low approval ratings nationally, Bush got a warm welcome on a cold morning just before the Thanksgoiving holiday.

Many of the soldiers listening to him speak have completed multiple deployments under Bush's leadership, but they cheered when he said their work was not done.

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

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