Five long years and President Bush is now trying to lie his way out of that statement "Mission accomplished" to end a bad presidency.
I've seen ships come and go for a number of years, and these guys are gone six, nine, 12 months at a time. Not once did any one of them say "mission accomplished" upon their return.
Bush, you need to grow a backbone; take your hits along with your accomplishments and don't try to grab someone else's glory. And remember, you will have nothing to do with ending this war you started. That accomplishment goes to the men and women who have died and who were injured serving in the war. You politicians get to take credit for sending young people into harm's way, but not for the battles won or even the war. Don't go away mad; just go away.