Thursday, May 01, 2008

Mission Accomplished, Oh Cripes A New Spin

AP reports on the Fifth Anniversary Of Mission Accomplished and now we know that the White House had nothing to do with the banner. Nope, Dana Perino states unequivocally that it wasn't about Iraq.
Bush, in October 2003, disavowed any connection with the "Mission Accomplished" message. He said the White House had nothing to do with the banner; a spokesman later said the ship's crew asked for the sign and the White House staff had it made by a private vendor.
Dana wants us to know that it was all a misunderstanding,
"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,"
This would be why he stood underneath the banner all dressed up with nowhere to go and said,
"Major combat operations in Iraq have ended," Bush said at the time. "The battle of Iraq is one victory in a war on terror that began on Sept. 11, 2001, and still goes on.
Once George II began to look really stupid for declaring victory well before any such thing occurred we began to find out that like WMDs there were moving goal posts.
After shifting explanations, the White House eventually said the "Mission Accomplished" phrase referred to the carrier's crew completing its 10-month mission, not the military completing its mission in Iraq.
In comparison to how reality played out I really wish the Faux Fighter Pilot had gotten it right. It has been a long sad bloody slog since he was so spectacularly wrong. Some people forgive him his stupidity and still cheer him on, I do not. I don't forgive the WMDs and smoking mushroom cloud guns and the blood and horror of his mistakes. I have no belief in heaven and hell, but it would seem just if he could look forward to an eternity of a Dantesque Inferno involving sand and camel spiders and screams. I'm pretty sure we all have ideas about who should be keeping him company, it would involve more than a just a couple of people.

Many years ago I looked at the scorched psyche of the military and the public following the close of the Vietnam War and I thought, at least, at the very least the one good thing to come out of this is that we won't do it again. No, not until just in time for me to be old enough to provide the neocons with a son for cannon fodder instead of myself and my friends. I don't know if the tears in my eyes are sadness or rage or both but I do know that there is no excuse for me having to have them again. No excuse, President George Walker Bush can go right straight to hell and I'll gladly whip up the apocalyptic horses that drag him naked and screaming on his way.


I suffered the derision of you so called "patriots" when I called bullshit before the first bomb fell and I'm clean out of sense of humor about it, so if you don't like plain speaking on the issue, STFU.

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