hahha, if you weren't so pathetically brainwashed by fauxbox you would know the WHOLE WOLRD took it that way by his very words.<quoted text>
See how Liberals take a sound bite/talking point as push it forward without research?
The banner was to celebrate the longest aircraft carrier deployment since the Vietnam war! The speech may have been premature...or simply deepened the resolve of Al Qaeda.
The deployment was 10 continuous months; and therefore, it was a "mission accomplished" ( USS Abraham Lincoln ).
Mission Accomplished" refers to a banner titled "Mission Accomplished" that was displayed on the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln during a televised address by United States President George W. Bush on May 1, 2003 and the controversy that followed.
Bush stated at the time that this was the end to major combat operations in Iraq. Bush's assertion—and the sign itself—became controversial after guerrilla warfare in Iraq increased during the Iraqi insurgency. The vast majority of casualties, both military and civilian, occurred after the speech
But President Bush did announce an end to major combat operations in Iraq.
He said,“In the battle of Iraq, the United States and are allies have prevailed.”
It was that declaration that Bush critics and critics of war used against the president for rest of his time in office.
The Iraqi insurgency would pick up in the months and years following the speech costing the lives of thousands of Americans.
In fact, the last U.S. combat troops would not leave Iraq until 2010 under Bush’s successor, President Barack Obama.
I can imagine how you CONS would twist it if President Obama had declared it after ending the war in Iraq. You people are idiots.