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September 10th, 2010


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06:42 pm
Every so often, I like to sit back and reflect on the events in my life.

Holy hell, did our last president really fly a plane and land it on an aircraft carrier so that he could announce that a war was over ("Mission Accomplished") and sell action figures.

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From:jordan179
Date:September 11th, 2010 05:47 am (UTC)
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Holy hell, did our last president really fly a plane and land it on an aircraft carrier so that he could announce that a war was over ("Mission Accomplished")

No.

He flew a plane and landed it on an aircraft carrier so that he could announce that the aircraft carrier's mission in that war had been accomplished.

Feel better about it now?
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From:testing4l
Date:September 11th, 2010 06:24 am (UTC)
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I would if that were true...

A transcript of his speech.

Thank you all very much. Admiral Kelly, Captain Card, officers and sailors of the USS Abraham Lincoln, my fellow Americans: Major combat operations in Iraq have ended. In the battle of Iraq, the United States and our allies have prevailed. (Applause.) And now our coalition is engaged in securing and reconstructing that country.


Right there, at the very beginning, "In the battle of Iraq, the United States and our allies have prevailed."

Operation Iraqi Freedom was carried out with a combination of precision and speed and boldness the enemy did not expect, and the world had not seen before.


Note the tense. He may have been known for his problems with public speaking, but "was carried out", not "has been carried out".

I could go on, but I think I should give you a chance to read the transcript. Your comment implies pretty heavily that you missed it the first time around.

EDIT: My girlfriend saw this over my shoulder and asked if I was being too hard on you because this comment was obviously meant to be satire. That should tell you something about your position here.

Edited at 2010-09-11 06:26 am (UTC)

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