Seriously, I’m stunned. Stunned that I can still be appalled by anything GWB could do/say.
“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.”
Bush is claiming that the infamous “Mission Accomplished” banner was not specific enough, that it was properly referring to the mission of the aircraft carrier, and not to the war more generally. Riiiiiight.