Sunday, May 01, 2011

From the "Like rain on your wedding day…" file.

Joe Sudbay notices
Bush's "Mission Accomplished" speech was eight years ago today.
I wonder if tonight's address will become known as Obama's "Mission Actually Accomplished" speech.

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3 Comments:

Blogger Don said...

In both cases the "mission" is far from accomplished...

Yes, we have taken what has become the figurehead leader down, but the "real leaders" will take over in name as well as action now, and the war will continue...

Don
http://exposeyourblog.com

7:55 AM  
Blogger Shaun said...

Certainly there's a broader, if ill defined, mission still underway, but the mission to capture or kill Osama Bin Laden, epressed both as stated policy and military orders, has been accomplished. It is only the second such success in achieiving a defined mission - the first being GW Bush's success in removing Saddam Hussein from power - and deserves celebration as such.

11:47 PM  
Blogger Shaun said...

Check that. Killing Osama is the third time we've achieved a defined mission in the GWOT. Removing the Taliban government in Afghanistan would have to count, as well.

The tragic decisions made in the aftermath of the first two have obscured, if not overwhelmed, those victories, and the value of the missions themselves is subject to debate, but we did set and achieve each mission.

11:52 PM  

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