Thanksgiving in The Desert

Setting out on a month of nonstop travel, Bush journeys to the Persian Gulf to eat -- and talk -- turkey with the troops

Have 747, will travel . . . and travel . . . and travel.

George Bush -- after nearly 17,000 miles, six countries, a sweeping accord to reduce conventional arms in Europe, a 34-nation peace charter, a dozen speeches, untold private diplomatic understandings, a quart or two of ceremonial champagne, at least 25 clean shirts, eye contact with nearly a million people and G.I. turkey in the Saudi desert (twice) -- came home to roost (certainly not rest) for the weekend. He sent his laundry out, had Air Force One fueled again (53,611 gal.) and got ready to head for Mexico...

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