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Mission Accomplished

One Last Lie

Libby Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Libby Mitchell

My young niece and nephew are becoming liars. They don't do it mean spiritedly, most of the time they are just trying to make a story better, or win a...

I Can't Wait To Have a President Who...

Erica Heller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Erica Heller

7. Isn't afraid of a press conference, sex education, an intellectual, a gay person, stem cell research or as W. called it, "the internets," "3 Shakespeares," or an honest day's work.

My Way, as sung by George W. Bush

Erica Heller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Erica Heller

Regrets, I've had a few; The "Mission Accomplished" banner was certainly loony. Not every dream came true, I don't wake up with Carla Bruni.


Norman MacAfee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Norman MacAfee

Stone assembled a game cast to play the characters who've wrought destruction upon the world in these past seven years. Except for two or three, they are bland and vague versions of the real.

Six Ways McCain Could Still Win

Jon Wiener | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jon Wiener

Possibility #5: Sarah Palin reveals secret past as Rhodes Scholar; admits "hockey mom" thing was just a ruse -- to avoid being called an "elitist."

Fighting Words

Darryle Pollack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Darryle Pollack

I salute McCain for his fighting spirit. I am sure it helped him fight his multiple serious battles against cancer. And I think battling for his life is where his fighting spirit would be most useful.

McCain's "Mission Accomplished" Stunt

Max Bergmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Max Bergmann

McCain decided to stage his own "mission accomplished" stunt and has completely torpedoed a potential deal. Of course, this was by design, because McCain has to be seen as the guy who brought Republicans on board.

Fannie and Freddie's Rich Uncle

Paul Peete | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Paul Peete

Those Republicans hate big government but love big bailouts, like Bear Stearns and Fannie Mae. And the help comes fast too, unless you are needy people, like the New Orleans Katrina crowd.

Who's Ready on Day One?

Larry Beinhart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larry Beinhart

As the only one of the candidates who deals in reality rather than fantasy, Obama is the only candidate who will be ready on day one, as "commander-in-chief," or as president.

Shout It Out: There's Still a War Going On!

R.T. Eby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
R.T. Eby

The media have stopped covering the war. Bush has given up trying to accomplish his mission. Meantime, PFC George Delgado may very well have been the 4,000th American death in the war.

Jason Linkins

'Mission Accomplished' Anniversary: NYT Celebrates With Panel Who Largely Got It Wrong | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

This past Sunday, the New York Times presented a symposium of sorts on the future of the Iraq War, titled "How To See This Mission Accomplished." Hav...

Largest Labor Strike Since Iraq War Shuts Down West Coast Ports

LA Times | Louis Sahagun and Ronald D. White | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Thousands of dockworkers at 29 West Coast ports took the day off Thursday, effectively shutting down operations at the busy complexes in what the unio...

May Day! Fifth Anniversary of 'Mission Accomplished' Arrives

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

In a just world, the media will provide as much coverage tomorrow about what has transpired in Iraq since that not-so-magical moment on the aircraft carrier as they did on the day itself.

"Mission Accomplished" 5 Years Later

AP | TERENCE HUNT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The White House said Wednesday that President Bush has paid a price for the "Mission Accomplished" banner that was flown in triumph...

Lieberman: "The Tide Has Turned In Iraq And We're Winning"

Think Progress | Satyam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The U.S. military announced the death of six soldiers yesterday, "taking the number of deaths this year to 851 and making 2007 the deadliest year of t...

General Who Declared 'Major Combat Over' In 2003 Now Wants To 'Victory Declaration' Over AQI

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Today's Washington Post reports that some military generals are advocating a "declaration of victory" over al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI). A military intellig...