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Mission Accomplished?

WE WANT TO REMIND everyone that it was FIVE YEARS AGO today that W. told the world that combat operation in Iraq were over and that for the U.S. it was “mission accomplished.” While we’re at it might as well also remind you of a few other things W. said:

“I’m the commander — see, I don’t need to explain — I do not need to explain why I say things. That’s the interesting thing about being president.”

“We spent a lot of time talking about Africa. Africa is a nation that suffers from incredible disease.”

I am surprised, frankly, at the amount of distrust that exists in Washington. And I’m sorry it’s the case, and I’ll work hard to try to elevate it.”

“I think – tide turning – see, as I remember – I was raised in the desert, but tides kind of – it’s easy to see a tide turn – did I say those words?”

“I think that the vice president is a person reflecting a half-glass-full mentality.”

“I glance at the headlines just to kind of get a flavor for what’s moving. I rarely read the stories, and get briefed by people who are probably read the news themselves.”

“You teach a child to read, and he or her will be able to pass a literacy test.”
“And let me say, thanks for the kids. I learned an awful lot about bathtub toys – about how to work the telephone. One kid knows – several of them know their own phone numbers – preparation to go to the dentist. A lot of things I’d forgotten.