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April 16, 2004
By: Kevin Drum

KARL'S REGRETS....Mission not accomplished?

President Bush's top political adviser said this week he regretted the use of a "Mission Accomplished" banner as a backdrop for the president's landing on an aircraft carrier last May to mark the end of major combat operations in Iraq.

"I wish the banner was not up there," said White House political strategist Karl Rove. "I'll acknowledge the fact that it has become one of those convenient symbols."

Pathetic. No acknowledgment that anything in the real world has gone wrong, only that a bit of symbolism didn't pan out the way he hoped.

Karl Rove and Karen Hughes never had any idea what the war was all about. To them it was apparently just an opportunity to put up some bunting and shoot some campaign videos, and Karl's only regret is that the campaign videos haven't worked out.

America deserves better than these puerile hacks. We really, really do.

Kevin Drum 7:18 PM Permalink | Trackbacks

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