U.S. President George Bush Tuesday thanked troops who are back from
Iraq and Afghanistan, where he said, thanks to their sacrifices, "the
forces of freedom and liberty will prevail."
Mr. Bush addressed about 7,500 military personnel at Fort Campbell, in the central U.S. state of Kentucky two days before the Thanksgiving Day holiday.
About 10,000 Fort Campbell troops have returned from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq since October. Others troops are scheduled to depart for the regions in the coming week.
Mr. Bush told the men and women that they have earned the thanks of every American for a "job well done." He credited the troops with taking the fight against terrorism overseas so that Americans do not have to face the threat at home.
Some information for this report was provided by AP.