another bush at war

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    Nov 18, 2015 10:59 PM GMT
    just when you thought the "Mission Accomplished"

    Jeb Bush going to war again
    http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2016-election/jeb-bush-proposes-additional-force-ground-troops-defeat-isis-n465716


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    Nov 18, 2015 11:20 PM GMT
    W still claims that sign being there was just a coincidence, referring to that aircraft carrier returning to home port after its own successful mission. The carrier that just happened to be chosen for him to land on and make his speech about the conclusion of the Gulf conflict, because it was more convenient to fly out to sea rather than to remain on dry land. And if you believe that...
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    Nov 18, 2015 11:30 PM GMT
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    Yeah, Rumsfeld has already blown the whistle on that one. He took care to remove any use of the phrase "Mission Accomplished" in Bush's speech itself. He told Bob Woodward in 2006: "I was in Baghdad, and I was given a draft of that thing to look at. And I just died, and I said my God, it's too conclusive. And I fixed it and sent it back... they fixed the speech, but not the sign."

    Oops.
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    Nov 18, 2015 11:33 PM GMT
    It was true. Mission accomplished .... regarding winning the war, unfortunately, not keeping the peace. For that Rummy was about 300,000 troops short.
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    Nov 18, 2015 11:50 PM GMT
    Ex_Mil8 said^
    Yeah, Rumsfeld has already blown the whistle on that one. He took care to remove any use of the phrase "Mission Accomplished" in Bush's speech itself. He told Bob Woodward in 2006: "I was in Baghdad, and I was given a draft of that thing to look at. And I just died, and I said my God, it's too conclusive. And I fixed it and sent it back... they fixed the speech, but not the sign."

    Oops.

    What strikes me, with my TV broadcasting degree, is the low angle of the camera. And the wide angle of that shot, that manages to include the sign. The President is never covered from such a low angle, more at eye-level, and usually more tightly framed. The camera was deliberately angled to include that infamous banner, the intended connection as clear as day.

    And I'm not sure how often a very professional banner like that is prepared when a ship returns from a mission, even a combat one. And placed exactly there, as a backdrop. Perhaps our Navy veterans here can comment.
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    Nov 19, 2015 12:03 AM GMT
    i was surprised to see the artwork out there so quickly.

    The price of gas is way too low ($1.70 here) and we do need another war.
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    Nov 19, 2015 2:44 AM GMT
    All the Republican candidates are promising to start new wars if they are elected. Syria, Iraq, Iran, Lebanon, etc.
    Heaven help us if somehow the GOP war machine regains the White House.
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    Nov 19, 2015 3:30 AM GMT
    KissTheSky saidAll the Republican candidates are promising to start new wars if they are elected. Syria, Iraq, Iran, Lebanon, etc.
    Heaven help us if somehow the GOP war machine regains the White House.

    Pfft; wars have always stimulated the economy.   icon_twisted.gif