Not just that the turkey president Bush did give the american soldiers was of plastic - there've been stories from armysources that the soldiers that was invited to the special Thanksgiving-woa was screened by NSA. All for the media to get the best pics and to have the story in control.
It might be the worry about some american soldier should beat the president up since "a survey it did of troops in Iraq, finding that half of those questioned described their units' moral as low and their training as insufficient and said they did not plan to reenlist.".
Another thing this mediocre mediajamboree have yet to explain is the fact that the pilot on Air Force One did say that they was a Gulfstream V instead of the much bigger Boeing 747.