President Bush Arrives at Peterson Air Force Base

By: KKTV 11 News
By: KKTV 11 News

President Bush arrived in Colorado Springs Tuesday night around 8:15 p.m. ahead of his scheduled appearance at the Air Force Academy graduation Wednesday.

KKTV.com streamed the arrival live, and will also be streaming the president's speech live Wednesday at 10 a.m.

During his speech for the 2008 commencement the President is expected to focus on comparisons and contrasts between the class of 2008 and the World War II generation.

KKTV 11 News obtained an early draft of the speech. In part it reads, "After World War II we helped Germany and Japan build free societies and strong economies ... And we have reaped the benefits in generations of security and peace. Today we must do the same in Afghanistan and Iraq, and by helping these young democracies grow in freedom and prosperity we will once again reap the benefits in generations of security and peace."

The President is also expected to express his confidence in this year's class as they prepare to take up their missions.


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  • by Edd Location: Colorado Springs on May 31, 2008 at 07:21 PM
    Good god women, calm down. No one should be on any pedestal. We are all equal just doing different things. That's all! And I've seen it first hand for 17 years. There are people in the military that should not be just like in any other job.
  • by cos on May 30, 2008 at 06:41 PM
    OMG John, I cannot believe your post! EVERY Military member should be put on a pedestal!!!!It is very obvious that you have a clue what a military member scarifies for their country!!!! My husband served 20 years in service, I know!! I won't even waste my time on you explaining how much he scarified for YOUR freedom, you obviously would not understand!!! For the other comment, it does not matter in what position, how long or where the person served in the military, HE DID!!! Yes, it is a voluntary military service; BUT that just even more shows that there are still many brave men and woman in this country who want to proudly serve their country! I’m just amazed by how many narrow-minded and uneducated remarks are being posted on this site!!
  • by Edd Location: springs on May 30, 2008 at 03:12 PM
    Maby Russell served in Cheney's army?
  • by Tom Location: Colorado Springs on May 30, 2008 at 01:47 PM
    When did Jenna criticize the military Russell?? Also saying that Obama and Hillary are "jokes" is just really funny to me considering who our current President is and the current state of our Nation. Are you telling me that you want more of the same with McCain? So you dont mind if the USA suffers another four thousand military deaths for nothing???
  • by Anonymous on May 30, 2008 at 01:44 PM
    Cheney served in his own military. He went hunting and shot someone and got away with it.
  • by John on May 30, 2008 at 12:18 PM
    Certainly you don't call what Bush did in the Texas National Guard serving in the military and what military service did Cheney do? Quit putting military personnel up on a pedestal. It is a voluntary military and those who join know what they are in for.
  • by Russell Location: C/S on May 30, 2008 at 09:49 AM
    Jenna IT IS wrong for someone who has NEVER served to talk smack about the Armed Forces! Don't criticize until one has walked in THEIR shoes! Enough said
  • by Jenna Location: c/s on May 30, 2008 at 08:04 AM
    Russell- Its wrong for you to say that you can't talk, smack or not, unless you've served in the Armed Forces. Its a free country and its not only the people who have served that work for that freedom. Mackie- Your being extremely rude and thats why your being attacked, what did you expect??
  • by AMERICAN Location: SOLDIER on May 30, 2008 at 07:52 AM
    What is another term for a donkey Jack?Mackie, your going to loose your house because you signed one of those interest only loans and now your blaming everybody but your self. You don't respect us serving our country otherwise you would not be bashing us! We are sending our troops so we don't have this going on, on our own soil. People like you would probably enjoy that. Then you would find some one else to point the finger at while your running for your life on your own soil. Or your not even a true american and that's why your bashing. Just do me one favor, be thankfull we are puttong our necks on the line so you can waste your time on here harassing the situation and not helping it. Thanks to those who enojoy the freedom.
  • by Jack Location: Security on May 29, 2008 at 10:36 PM
    It's funny how the same few people are making their rebuttle. Its also funny how those who still support Bush are either making money off him or simply do not see the whole story. You are a losing breed, and I admire your spirit, but the bottom line is America is better off without the neocons.
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