Arnold Schwarzenegger bids farewell to Saddam Hussein
American action hero Arnold Schwarzenegger traveled to Iraq for the screening of his latest film "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines" to the U.S. troops in the former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's palace at Baghdad International Airport. Arnold his film to the soldiers on July 4th as a gift to celebrate American's Independence Day.
According to several news sources, the actor ate and drank with the soldiers cheering and congratulating them on a job well done in Iraq. Schwarzenegger addressed an enthusiastic crowd of soldiers saying,
"I play terminator, but you guys are the true terminators."
"First of all, congratulations for saying 'hasta la vista, baby' to Saddam Hussein. I came here from the United States because I wanted to pump you all up," Schwarzenegger said. "I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart and I want to thank you from everyone in the United States.
"It is really wild driving around here," he said. "I mean the poverty, and you see there is no money, it is disastrous financially and there is the leadership vacuum, pretty much like in California right now."
The bulky Austrian-born actor thanked soldiers for making the American way of life possible in Iraq, furthering political speculation that he will run for governor of California if efforts to recall current Gov. Gray Davis are successful.
The actor left soldiers with his established catch phrase, "I'll be back," as he continued his tour of the war-torn country. Schwarzenegger's address came hours after one American was shot and killed. —Albawaba.com
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