Thursday, May 01, 2008

Five years ago today...

"Major combat operations in Iraq have ended. In the battle of Iraq, the United States and our allies have prevailed." - "President" George "Flightsuit" Bush - May 1, 2003 aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln

and I see the world in a nice shade of rose...

Keep in mind:

  • Days since Bush's speech under the 'Mission Accomplished' banner: 1,827
  • Days 'til Bush leaves office: 263 and counting...
  • Bush’s favorability rating: 29% according to
  • U.S. combat deaths before 'Mission Accomplished': 139 according to
  • U.S. combat deaths after 'Mission Accomplished': 3,924 according to Meaning that more than 97% of total troop deaths occurred after ‘major combat operations ended’
  • Percent of Americans who believe invading Iraq was a mistake: 63% according to Gallup
  • Current cost of the war in Iraq: $516,000,000,000 according to National priorities project

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