Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Mission Accomplished . . . Eventually

On May 1, 2003, the then (and now current) president of the United States stood on the deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln At Sea Off the Coast of San Diego, California and offered this:
Thank you all very much. Admiral Kelly, Captain Card, officers and sailors of the USS Abraham Lincoln, my fellow Americans: Major combat operations in Iraq have ended. In the battle of Iraq, the United States and our allies have prevailed. (Applause.) And now our coalition is engaged in securing and reconstructing that country.
See the full transcript here.

He went on to insist that the war in Iraq was in response to events in Lower Manhattan on September 11, 2001. And he stood before a banner that expressed the Administration's conclusion about that day:
Mission Accomplished

That's right: Mission Accomplished! Job well done. Wrap it up, we are done here. But wait . . . It's three years later and we are still sacrificing our youth to the cause.

On November 28, 2006, in a speech at the University of Latvia, with ever more American soldiers and innocent Iraqis dead. The President offers this:
"There is one thing I'm not going to do. I am not going to pull our troops off the battlefield before the mission is complete."

So, is the mission accomplished or not? Was the president lying in 2003, or is he lying now in 2006?


How can anyone continue to support this president? It is unconsceinable, irrespective of your personal beliefs.

Impeachment cannot come soon enough.

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