02/13/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Former Bush Aide: 'Mission Accomplished Banner Was My Fault'

At his news conference yesterday, President Bush said the decision to put a "Mission Accomplished" banner on the aircraft carrier where he gave a speech following the invasion of Iraq in 2003 was a "mistake."

It was not his mistake, however, according to CBS News political analyst Dan Bartlett, a former senior advisor to Mr. Bush. Asked this morning by Harry Smith, co-anchor of CBS' The Early Show, who was responsible for the banner - Smith pointed out that both the Navy and former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan have taken the blame in the past - Bartlett said that it was actually his call.

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