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."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.
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."
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: