Mission Accomplished – Not

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Today marks three years since President Bush memorably flew aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier and stood before a banner declaring 'Mission Accomplished' in Iraq. Declaring major combat to be over, Bush proclaimed victory in Iraq for America and its allies. Three years later however, there is tragic news of American lives lost in major combat almost every day. The numbers tell the story of a war that has been grossly mismanaged from the very beginning: 2,400 soldiers have died since the beginning of the war, 2,261 of which have occurred since 'Mission Accomplished.” Three years ago, 75 percent of the American public approved of Bush's handling of Iraq; now, only 37 percent do. One of the only things the administration has managed to accomplish in the last three years is to stick by its failing Iraq strategy...

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