‘Mission Accomplished’ by the Numbers
Posted on May 1, 2006
Check out the number of troops killed, the money spent and the rate of insurgent attacks exactly three years after Bush’s famous “Mission Accomplished” speech on the USS Abraham Lincoln.
Update: Media Matters reminds us of the media’s fawning coverage of Bush that day.
On May 1, 2003, President Bush stood underneath a ?Mission Accomplished? banner and announced that ?Major combat operations have ended. In the battle of Iraq, the United States and our allies have prevailed.?
Here?s a look at the situation then compared to the situation now, by the numbers…
President Bush poses for pictures with seamen of the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln on May 1, 2003.