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Third Year Anniversary of Mission Accomplished

04/28/2006 04:30 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

It was nearly three years ago when the Decider decided that the mission was accomplished in Iraq. On May 1, 2003, Bush gave his infamous "Mission Accomplished" speech on the deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln. Remember him in the goofy flight suit? He was having so much fun.

So, what exactly was the mission that was accomplished three years ago?

The original mission was a lie. Bush said during his speech on that day we had removed an ally of al-Qaeda. The 9/11 Commission conclusively proved that Iraq was not working with al-Qaeda. Now, Bush says he never said that. Read the transcript for yourself here. Bush said that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction. I don't even have to go there.

Since these fabrications fell apart, in the next three years there have been many other supposed reasons why we went into Iraq, like establishing democracy in Iraq. But Bush couldn't have possibly meant that the mission of establishing democracy in Iraq was accomplished three years ago. So what the hell was he talking about?

Perhaps he has a different definition of Mission Accomplished than we do, so we put this little video together to give you a sense of what he might mean. Click on the picture below.