Thursday, May 1, 2008

Mission Accomplished

Five years ago today, Bush gave did his infamous stunt of landing on the USS Abraham Lincoln and giving his "Mission Accomplished" speech.

The AP is reporting on the anniversary, and it shows that Bush still is unable to tell the truth:

"President Bush is well aware that the banner should have been much more specific and said `mission accomplished' for these sailors who are on this ship on their mission," White House press secretary Dana Perino said Wednesday. "And we have certainly paid a price for not being more specific on that banner. And I recognize that the media is going to play this up again tomorrow, as they do every single year."

She said what is important now is "how the president would describe the fight today. It's been a very tough month in Iraq, but we are taking the fight to the enemy."
Meanwhile, on Wednesday, in the state capitol, a group of veterans, military families and state progressives gathered to point out the fallacies that is still being spewed by the White House. You can see a small blurb on it here.

Whallah! is proud to present some rare shots from that fateful day. The first is a shot of Bush giving the "Mission Accomplished" speech, but making sure he had an out:

Also, something that was not reported by the media was that Dick Cheney was with Bush on that day. Here is a photo of the two of them last was attained at great peril to life and limb:

I would also be remiss if I did not point out how Senator John McCain feels about that day:

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