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.
Also from AP:
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)