Mission Accomplished By The Numbers

4 years ago yesterday:


(Table below originally published on Think Progress)

On May 1, 2003, President Bush stood underneath a “Mission Accomplished” banner and announced that “Major combat operations have ended. In the battle of Iraq, the United States and our allies have prevailed.”

Here’s a by-the-numbers look at the situation then, compared to the situation now:
By the numbers
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Also yesterday protesters displayed a banner outside the Whitehouse:

Mission Accomplished ?
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And finally yesterday:
Bush vetoes Iraq withdrawal bill
“US President George W Bush has vetoed a Congressional bill that would have linked war funding to a timetable for withdrawal of US troops from Iraq.”

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