US Ambassador to Sofia Salutes Bulgaria on Completion of Iraq Mission

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Bulgaria US Ambassador to Sofia Salutes Bulgaria on Completion of Iraq Mission: US Ambassador to Sofia Salutes Bulgaria on Completion of Iraq Mission Bulgaria's PM Sergey Stanishev greeted the last Bulgarian unit to serve in Iraq on Wednesday; the US Ambassador McEldowney has thanked Bulgaria for its contribution to the stabilization of Iraq. Photo by Yuliana Nikolova (Sofia Photo Agency)

The US Ambassador to Sofia Nancy McEldowney has saluted the Bulgarian soldiers who served in Iraq with the completion of their almost six-year-long mission there.

In a statement sent to the media Tuesday, a day before the last Bulgarian unit returned from Iraq, Her Excellency called the Bulgarian men and women in uniform "heroes" and "patriots" who successfully contributed to bringing peace and stability to Iraq.

"Bulgaria has proven itself an unwavering friend and invaluable ally. The decision to join the Coalition's efforts was not an easy one and it did not come without cost. ... The United States salutes the brave men and women who serve in the Bulgarian Armed Forces and is honored to stand as a genuine friend and true partner of this fine country", McEldowney's statement reads.

The US Ambassador declared the completion of Bulgaria's military mission in Iraq a very proud moment for the Bulgarian people and for the friends of Bulgaria.
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Stealthy - 19 Dec 2008 // 12:11:10

georgebgn ,

hurry up RAT ! Your Gypsy boat is about to sink too ... lol ...

Stealthy - 19 Dec 2008 // 12:05:18

agree with you Bill ... moreover , they are still rats !!!

buachaill bo - 19 Dec 2008 // 11:27:31

Yes i agree with you that if someone broke into my home i would defend myself,but i would not go to a far away country and murder women and children because my boss wants to get a good deal on oil.

Bill - 19 Dec 2008 // 11:11:24


"Yes the difference is that you are trained killer "

No, I'm not a trained killer. I've never killed anyone in my life, and am glad that I didn't have to.

But I still say anyone who would just lie down and let someone kill him is a damned fool. Self preservation is probably the strongest instinct a person has. If someone were to break into your home or office (wherever you do your bitching from) and tried to kill you, you'd do whatever you could to prevent it.

As for your praise of the Russian canal plan, it may well work. It's just going to be more difficult than the one in Panama was, but the Panama Canal was made years ago, when the building equipment and tehnology was more primitive than today's, but you're in no better position than I to evaluate the difficulty.

buachaill bo - 19 Dec 2008 // 10:37:33

Yes the difference is that you are trained killer and will murder women and children in the name of oil,and i am a christian that abhors murder .

Bill - 19 Dec 2008 // 10:33:41


Well, if you're determined to sit in front of your computer and let others take the risks, I suppose you have to live with that kind of cowardice. Personally, I couldn't. If I went into a firefight, I'd be scared to death, but I'd go. The goal's worth it.

This business of "I abhor violence" is the weakest of excuses. You go do what's necessary to achieve peace, and then enjoy it. You can't just sit on your butt and complain while someone else does the work.

buachaill bo - 19 Dec 2008 // 10:27:38

you still dont get it???i hate violence and would not even shoot your murdering scum.

Bill - 19 Dec 2008 // 10:18:49


There's no really humane way to kill, but in your case, since you said "rats", i.e. plural, I figured that bombing your house would be the simplest and most cost-effiicient way of getting rid of more than one at a time.

You and your "brainwashed"! Yours (assuming you have one) has not only been washed, it's been bleached and hung out to dry.

But try as hard as we can to keep this forum at least somehow related to Bulgaria, even though it strays frequently, it would be appreciated if you'd seek some other platform for your tirades against the US.

As a famous cartoonist once put it, "Freedom must be fought for and won many times".

It's you pukes who sit in front of computers and bitch who contribute nothing. If you're so anti-US, go join some army and fight us. If your army is as weak as your arguments, it'd be an easy victory for us.

buachaill bo - 19 Dec 2008 // 09:40:34

I see that is a yankee solution to everything,bomb bomb bomb,i was thinking of a electronic sounder or some other humane solution,but you and your people seem to be brainwashed into violence from a young age.

Bill - 19 Dec 2008 // 09:30:27


How to get rid of the king rats? Simple. Bomb the hell out of your house.

buachaill bo - 19 Dec 2008 // 09:21:23

Thank you and i see you are finally seeing the light,any ideas on how to get rid of the king rats?

Bill - 18 Dec 2008 // 22:30:24


"i dont understand..."

You've finally figured that out, have you? Congratulations.

buachaill bo - 18 Dec 2008 // 21:20:53

i dont understand as we both know the king rats are still in Iraq.

Bill - 18 Dec 2008 // 20:44:43


Of course everyone deserts a sinking ship, but the rats are the first ones to know it's sinking. They live in the bilges.

georgebgn - 18 Dec 2008 // 17:57:22

So does everyone else moron..

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