Thursday, May 01, 2008
It's been 5 years...
... and over 3800 more dead American servicemen and women (and tens of thousands dead Iraqi civilians) since Bush declared 'mission accomplished' and an end to major combat operations in Iraq.
Of course, the White House has their spin on the matter - they admit the banner was a mistake, but the mistake was in allowing people to interpret it to mean that the mission in Iraq was the one that had been accomplished. What they meant with the banner was to commemorate the accomplishment of the *carrier's* mission. (WMAZ-TV in Georgia)
The Bush White House's party line was echoed by 'maverick' Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), who stated that he "thought it was wrong at the time" but that he can't blame Bush for the banner, just for, perhaps, some of the comments made by administration officials that may have led people to the wrong impression of the meaning of the banner.
It's been 5 years, and thousands more people have died in Bush's war.
It's been 5 years, and billions more dollars have been spent on Bush's war.
It's been 5 years, and they are still shameless.