George W. Bush/mission accomplished
As you may recall, when the "Mission Accomplished" banner later proved to be an embarrassment, Bush tried to blame it on the ship's crew, claiming that the White House had nothing to do with it.
At a news conference on October 28, 2003, Bush said that the sign, "of course, was put up by the members of the USS Lincoln, saying that their mission was accomplished. I know it was attributed some how to some ingenious advance man from my staff – they weren't that ingenious, by the way."
Later, the White House admitted that, in fact, they had the banner made up for the occasion. Typical of Bush to lie, evade responsibility and use those serving in the military as mere props to serve his own political agenda.
- 2008-07-02 [Talk|Index] Mission actually accomplished § Article quotes a 2001 article (New York Times) in which it is stated that Osama bin Laden wants the price of oil to hit $144 per barrel (about six times the then-current price) – and then goes on to point out that this has in fact happened.