Today marks the fifth anniversary of the famed "Mission Accomplished" speech. It would be easy to let that milestone just wash over you like, well...like a whoosh of hot air, but let's take a moment to put it all into perspective. Not only is the Iraq war not an accomplished mission, but it is one of the four longest running wars our country has ever fought. In fact, if you count Afghanistan, President Bush has initiated and presided over two out of four of America's longest running wars IN THE HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES.
That's right. Only the sewage treatment plant named after him.(August 1964 to January 1973) and the Revolutionary War (July 1776 to April 1783) have engaged America longer. He's definitely earned some kind of award. Something befitting one of the most significant presidents in the history of our nation. I was thinking maybe having a
Bush, in a speech earlier this month, said that "while this war is difficult, it is not endless." And then probably whispered sharply, "Dick, stop nibbling my ear when I'm talking to the people. You know how, how that makes me... I can't - I can't concen-stop it!"