Story by: Jack Foley
LIFE almost imitated art, recently, when film star and comedian,
Robin Williams, greeted troops in Iraq with the familiar welcome
of Good Morning, Baghdad.
The Good Morning Vietnam star followed in the footsteps of Bob
Hope and Bruce Willis by entertaining soldiers on Tuesday (December
16, 2003) on an outdoor stage at Baghdad International Airport.
The Oscar-winning actor, who took the statuette for Good Will
Hunting, was joined on stage by ex-Playboy model, Shannon Tweed,
stock-car racer, Mike Wallace, and wrestler, Kurt Angle, as part
of a tour of US bases in Iraq.
Williams wore a camouflage outfit and entertained a crowd of
200 American and Australian soldiers, cracking plenty of trademark
jokes. He has previously visited Afghanistan, where he met the
troops, signed autographs and posed for photographs.