Mission Accomplished?

Rcooley123's Blog

Remember when, shortly after the American military invasion of Iraq had succeeded in using “Shock and Awe” to depose Saddam Hussein and his government, then-President George W. Bush had made a dramatic landing in a combat aircraft on an aircraft carrier which had participated in the operation? He spoke eloquently of the heroic exploits of the American forces which had freed the Iraqi people from the clutches of the evil tyrant beneath a huge banner which proclaimed “MISSION ACCOMPLISHED”. That was over a decade ago and battles are still raging in that nation, leading many both here and there wondering what that mission was, exactly, and how such a premature victory celebration ever came about at that time.

Now, early in the administration of another Republican President, signs are emerging that newer “victories” are being celebrated by many of our elected officials – accomplishments of dubious distinction and certainly unworthy…

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