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Robin Williams flies in for Good Morning Baghdad



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.

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