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Arnold + 'Terminator 3' plays in Baghdad

"It is really wild driving around here," Schwarzenegger 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."
Hasta la vista . . . sanity
Hasta la vista . . . sanity
Arnold Schwarzenegger, on a USO Tour to see U.S. troops in Iraq and Kuwait, arrives at Bagdad International Airport in Iraq, Friday, July 4, 2003. Troops joined Schwarzenegger at the airport to watch the muscle-bound actor's latest movie, ``Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines.'' Schwarzenegger addressed a rambunctious crowd of soldiers in one of Saddam Hussein's former palaces near the airport. 'It is really wild driving around here, 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,'' he quipped. (AP Photo/ Ralph Alswang/USO/HO)
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Jul. 4, 2003. 04:41 PM
FROM ASSOCIATED PRESS

BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Arnold Schwarzenegger joined U.S. troops in a former Saddam Hussein palace at Baghdad International Airport today for the screening of his latest movie, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines.

"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." Schwarzenegger, 55, has indicated he may run for California governor as a Republican if residents there vote to recall Gov. Gray Davis.

"I play terminator, but you guys are the true terminators," he told the soldiers.

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That Pretty Much Sums it All Up 05.Jul.2003 20:14

A Friend of the Neon Orange Monkey

"I play terminator, but you guys are the true terminators," he told the soldiers

--- no arguement here, Governor A-hole

Getting a little bit ahead of yourself 06.Jul.2003 18:36

Postman

Arnold is not the governor. Yet.

No, but 06.Jul.2003 21:50

anonymous

No, but he is an A-hole.

Baghdad/California 08.Jul.2003 21:07

4th generation

Now he is comparing California to Baghdad!

4th gen-- 09.Jul.2003 06:46

yes

I thought that was the best--and most ironic--part of this article.