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Mission Accomplished

Marine Le Pen in Lebanon: Mission Accomplished?

Halim Shebaya | Posted 02.23.2017 | World
Halim Shebaya

Irrespective of his political intentions when he signaled his refusal to invite President Donald Trump to speak in the parliament when he visits the U...

The End Of Hillary Clinton's 2008 Campaign

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.28.2017 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Hillary Clinton worked for party unity, but only after a very hard-fought and contentious primary season. I offer these reminders up, because now she finds herself in the opposite role. And it seems like everyone's memory has gone fuzzy when recalling the final two months of the 2008 race.

Mission Accomplished, the Prequel

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 04.06.2017 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

It was a large banner and its message was clear. It read: "Mission Accomplished," and no, I don't mean the classic banner President George W. Bush used to proudly proclaim that "major combat operations in Iraq have ended." I'm actually referring to September 1982.

'Mission Accomplished' Was 12 Years Ago Today. What's Been The Cost Since Then?

The Huffington Post | Jesse Rifkin | Posted 05.01.2015 | Politics

On May 1, 2003, President George W. Bush delivered a now-infamous speech aboard an aircraft carrier in which he declared that "major combat operations...

'Mission Accomplished' (Yet Again)

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 06.13.2015 | World
Tom Engelhardt

Just what kind of blowback the Saudis will experience from their rash decision to strike in Yemen is impossible to know, but it's not hard to guess that, as with Washington's drive through "the gates of hell" in Iraq in 2003, it's unlikely to be whatever that country's rulers are now imagining.

Watching the World Destroy Itself

Robert Koehler | Posted 08.27.2014 | Politics
Robert Koehler

The mainstream media cover bits and pieces of the destruction as pumped-up entertainment, with the Iraqis and everyone else trapped in the planet's various International Hot Spots remaining abstractions and curiosities. This is journalistic malfeasance of the highest order.

Conservative Media's Obamacare Glitch

Dale Hansen | Posted 12.22.2013 | Politics
Dale Hansen

Perhaps instead of finding every possible way to tear the system down conservatives can offer some solutions -- any solutions -- that could make the ACA a law that at least 51 percent of Americans could be proud of.

Tea Party: They Don't Believe in Science, They Don't Know History, They Don't Do Math -- But They Are Obsessed With Extremism

Leslie K. Stein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Leslie K. Stein

This conservative, austere budget has been rejected for months. Their goal is not really about defunding ObamaCare. Their goal was to force their extreme agenda onto the American people.

NASA Switches Off Aging Space Telescope | Mike Wall | Posted 07.01.2013 | Science

NASA has turned off a decade-old space telescope, a year after loaning the orbiting instrument to a university that operated it with private funding. ...

Prolific Space Telescope Shut Down For Good | Stephen Clark | Posted 06.19.2013 | Science

PARIS — Ground controllers put Europe's Herschel Space Observatory to sleep Monday (June 17), turning off the infrared observatory after squeezing e...

'Mission Accomplished' 10 Years Later

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.01.2013 | Politics

On May 1, 2003, President George W. Bush stepped down from a Navy jet that had just landed on the USS Abraham Lincoln. He was wearing a flight suit an...

Ten Years Since 'Mission Accomplished' -- Let's Review the Imagery

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 06.30.2013 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

The aircraft carrier stunt was a Karl Rove P.R. production designed to provide images for Bush's 2004 re-election campaign.

My Pet Goat: The George W. Bush Presidential Library

Marie Woolf | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics
Marie Woolf

At first glance, a George W. Bush Presidential Library might seem like an oxymoron -- think, the Sarah H. Palin Institute for International Studies.

WATCH: George W. Bush Snubs Stephen Colbert

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 04.23.2013 | Comedy

How dare George W. Bush not personally invite Stephen Colbert to the opening of his Presidential Library opening in Dallas this week? After all, Co...

BOTH SIDES NOW: Will Romney Produce Long-form Tax Returns From His Bain Years?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 07.15.2012 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgIf a candidate's slogan is "Believe in America," shouldn't he invest in America? And will GOP governors really turn down 100 percent funding to cover free riders at hospitals?

Persecution Or Precaution? More Cities Use Tactics To Ban Homeless From City Spaces

Joel John Roberts | Posted 08.13.2012 | Impact
Joel John Roberts

Cities nationwide are using tactics to battle the encroachment of homelessness on their streets and public spaces.

Mission Accomplished?

Howard Fineman | Posted 07.01.2012 | Politics
Howard Fineman

Just because you can take things over the top -- and the Obama administration's made-for-tv events today are just that -- it doesn't mean that you should. Barack Obama promised to be a new and different kind of politician. If any further proof was needed that he isn't, this week -- with Bill Clinton's testimonial to his courage under fire, and with unsubtle attacks on Romney's manhood, not to mention common sense -- should finally be enough. But, in another sense, Obama is a new and different kind of politician. He's a Democrat executing the GOP media playbook better than Bush did.

Obama's Mission Accomplished Moment?

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 03.13.2012 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

When it came to rolling out a new 10-year plan for the future of the U.S. military, the leaks to the media began early and the message was clear. One man is in charge of your future safety and security. His name is Barack Obama. And -- not to worry -- he has things in hand.

Republicans Disrespect Iraqi Democracy

Chris Weigant | Posted 12.26.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Every current Republican gripe on the Iraq withdrawal boils down to a monumental refusal to face the reality of a full-fledged Iraqi democracy.

Mission Accomplished?

Paul Fitzgerald | Posted 07.09.2011 | World
Paul Fitzgerald

After the Osama killing Washington will bask in the warm glow of triumphalism, just the way it did following the Soviet defeat in Afghanistan and the overthrow of Saddam Hussein. But that triumph will be an illusion.

The Death of Bin Laden a Definite Game Changer Maybe

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 07.03.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

These events could be a game changer, not just for Obama's presidency but for U.S. foreign policy as well, or they could become another excuse to keep doing the same thing.

At 8th Anniversary: How Media Heavies Hailed Bush's 'Mission Accomplished' Stunt

Greg Mitchell | Posted 06.29.2011 | Media
Greg Mitchell

Sunday marks the 8th anniversary of Mission Accomplished Day, or as it might better be known, Mission Accomplished (NOT) Day. Even nearly eight years later, the "overconfident" reporting from Baghdad and Kabul takes your breath away.

Obama on Libya: Mission Accomplished?

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.29.2011 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

On Monday, President Barack Obama took to the airwaves to tell the American people about his decision to use military force to intervene in the Libyan...

Mission Accomplished Hand-Off

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


'Mission Accomplished' Banner Could Appear At Bush Library

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of the most enduring symbols of George W. Bush's presidency may soon have a prominent new home. USA Today reports that the "Mission Accomplished"...