Excellent update from Jim (from Spirit of America):
Yes, it's true - along with Omar and Mohammed from Iraq the Model and Friends of Democracy - we met with the President for 30 minutes in the Oval Office.
About half way into the meeting the President said to Omar and Mohammed, "I want you two to know that we are going to stay until the job is done. It doesn't matter what the rest of the world says. It doesn't matter what the UN says. We are going to stay until the job is done. It's important that your country knows that." It was a powerful and moving moment.
After talking about Spirit of America, Pres. Bush turned to Omar and Mohammed and said, "You see gentlemen, that is the beauty of America. I never met this man before but he's out there helping to win this war on terror just as much as Wolfie here. That's what I believe in." He went onto talk about the importance of private-sector, grass roots initiatives like SoA.
Be sure to read about Blackfive's wild weekend here and here- and Smash has the ultimate round up.
The moral of this story? GIVE, MAN!! GIVE!!!! Support the Friends of Iraq Blogger Challenge, and help Iraqis enjoy their well deserved freedom!!!! Only two days left- somebody just doubled our team's pot! That's the spirit (THANKS)!!!
This is the time for giving, so why not just pour a little love into a cause that surely needs it?