Thursday, May 1, 2008

'Mission Accomplished'

Five years ago today Bush made his dramatic landing in a jet on the aircraft carrier on which a banner was prominently displayed. This banner, of course, was the infamous "Mission Accomplished" banner of which the Bush administration has made many a excuse about as the war still continues five years later. "Major combat operations in Iraq have ended," Bush said at the time. later they claimed that the it referred to the carrier's crew completing its 10-month mission, not the end of the war. Then the White House claimed that they nothing to do with the banner- "it was like that when we got here." haha.. riiighht.. AP white house correspondent Terrence Hunt says that "the banner became a symbol of U.S. misjudgments and mistakes in the long and costly war in Iraq." I think it also makes the government look deceiving and the American public look like dopes- possibly rightfully so...

On that note.. Lives Lost in Iraq: at least 135,614

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