More White House blogging (and Spirit of America) news

More White House blogging (and Spirit of America) news: Here’s more on the Iraqi bloggers’ visit to the White House last week, blogged by Jeff Jarvis.

Spirit of America founder Jim Hake writes:

On Thursday, Omar and Mohammed from Iraq the Model and Friends of Democracy, Kerry Dupont from Spirit of America and I met with President Bush in the Oval Office. It was a half-hour meeting with the President. Paul Wolfowitz was also there.
I’ll be posting more information in the next two days but here are two

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 on
to talk about the importance of private-sector, grass roots initiatives like

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