On this day, May first, 2003, our flight-suit wearing president made his now infamous aircraft carrier landing (not that he was really flying the plane). Here are a few quotes from the speech he gave that day.
Mission Accomplished Speech Quotes:
"my fellow Americans: Major combat operations in Iraq have ended. In the Battle of Iraq, the United States and our allies have prevailed."
"In this battle, we have fought for the cause of liberty, and for the peace of the world. Our nation and our coalition are proud of this accomplishment - yet it is you, the members of the United States military, who achieved it."
"In defeating Nazi Germany and imperial Japan, Allied Forces destroyed entire cities, while enemy leaders who started the conflict were safe until the final days. Military power was used to end a regime by breaking a nation. Today, we have the greater power to free a nation by breaking a dangerous and aggressive regime."
...Uhm... isn't Iraq pretty much destroyed?
"The Battle of Iraq is one victory in a war on terror"
"In the Battle of Afghanistan, we destroyed the Taliban , many terrorists , and the camps where they trained ."
1. they're back.
2. not Osama.
3. they're being rebuilt because we're not in Afghanistan in large enough numbers since we moved most of our troops to Iraq.
Happy Chimpy McFlightsuit Day.