"President Bush is well aware that the banner should have been much more specific and said 'mission accomplished' for these sailors who are on this ship on their mission," White House press secretary Dana Perino said Wednesday. "And we have certainly paid a price for not being more specific on that banner. And I recognize that the media is going to play this up again tomorrow, as they do every single year."
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha. Dana Perino isn't even trying anymore. "Mission accomplished" referred to just the ship, and not the war? This is the excuse they come up with after five years of trying?
If their latest lame excuse was true, how then would they explain this speech by Bush in Qatar, on June 5, 2003 (just a month later)?
I am happy to see you, an so are the long-suffering people of Iraq. America sent you on a mission to remove a grave threat and to liberate an oppressed people, and that mission has been accomplished.
UPDATE: Clean-up on aisle six! McCain puked up the same interpretation of "mission accomplished" as Bush did. (Shocker!)
Dana Perino, why do insist on contradicting both your boss and his hand-picked successor? Even a 71 year old knows when he's being punked. [Kagro X]