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Tuesday, May 1, 2007

The Morning News

posted by on May 1 at 8:21 AM


Happy Mission Accomplished Day: Was it just four years ago today that George W. Bush declared “mission accomplished” in Iraq? It was. Since then, more than 3,000 American troops have died, 25,000 have been injured.

Hanged in Smithsonian: What should be done with that banner? Vote over at Kos.

Major Combat Operations: April deadliest month this year for US troops.

To Release a Predator: Miss America took part in high-profile sex sting, posing as teenage “bait.” The eleven men arrested as a result may go free as Miss America refuses to return to Long Island to testify against them.

Love Hurts: Courtney Love to sell Kurt Cobain’s personal belongings—says sleeping in Kurt’s old PJs and wearing his old shirts is preventing her from forming new relationships. It’s that or the drugs and booze.

Eat Less, Move More: Diabetes rate in King County doubles.

What Controversy? Last night’s strip club hearing was a bust.

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I was expecting that somebody here would mark Mission Accomplished Day with a post about how silly protesters are. It's not too late, Jonah!

Posted by Gabriel | May 1, 2007 8:37 AM

My mission today is to go to the Children's Hospital Thrift Store in Kent to pick up a beater for my KitchenAid Mixer.

Should I accomplish this, I will be strutting about in a codpiece on my deck this afternoon. Watch for it. I will be the freakishly pale blob on north Beacon Hill that is causing traffic to slow on Rainier Avenue.

Posted by catalina Vel-DuRay | May 1, 2007 8:43 AM

I propose everyone use the phrase "Mission Accomplished" as much as possible today.

Send an e-mail: "Mission Accomplished"

Eat a donut: "Mission Accomplished"

Take a shit: "MIssion Accomplished"

Posted by DOUG. | May 1, 2007 9:04 AM

And the standard has been set... you DON'T even have to actually accomplish ANYTHING to SAY "mission accomplished". You can just say it.

Write an email but send it to the wrong person/people: "Mission Accomplished!"

Take a couple bites out of a donut and put it back in the box: "Mission Accomplished!"

Take a shit but don't wipe: "Mission Accomplished!" (this one seems rather fitting, actually)

Posted by monkey | May 1, 2007 9:25 AM

ThinkProgress has a good breakdown regarding Mission Accomplished Day.

Posted by Mike in MO | May 1, 2007 9:46 AM
Posted by Mike in MO | May 1, 2007 9:51 AM

In other news, John Browne, the CEO of British Petroleum, resigned today after being outed – which is kinda huge news in that a gay man ran one of the world’s largest oil companies all these years.

"In my 41 years with BP I have kept my private life separate from my business life," Browne said in the statement.
"I have always regarded my sexuality as a personal matter, to be kept private. It is a matter of deep disappointment that a newspaper group has now decided that allegations about my personal life should be made public," he added.

Posted by Original Andrew | May 1, 2007 10:12 AM

Yeah, I heard that. But still in the closet are Bush and Cheney, as well as Rove.

Posted by Will in Seattle | May 1, 2007 10:31 AM

Will in Seattle @ 8,

Sorry hets, they're all yours...

Posted by Original Andrew | May 1, 2007 11:34 AM

Nope, they're just in the closet. Just like Spokane's Mayor was.

Not mine.

Posted by Will in Seattle | May 1, 2007 12:03 PM

I knew they should have picked Miss Texas.

Posted by sam | May 1, 2007 2:49 PM

I've read that some on the right insist that Bush didn't say "Mission Accomplished" in that speech, and they are correct.

Of course, his people did make and hang a large "Mission Accomplished" banner in full view for the speech. Bush did say "In the battle of Iraq, the United States and our allies have prevailed." And a little over a month later (June 5), he told troops in Qatar:

"I am happy to see you, and so are the long-suffering people of Iraq. America sent you on a mission to remove a grave threat and to liberate an oppressed people, and that mission has been accomplished."

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