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By Jeremy Schiffres, Daily and Sunday Freeman, Kingston, N.Y.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Mission accomplished — at last

So now the right-wing talking point is that President Obama is wrong to go to Ground Zero to mark Osama bin Laden's death because it amounts to "a victory lap."

This, mind you, from the people who had no problem with President Bush being flown onto an aircraft carrier, strutting across the deck in a bomber jacket and giving a ridiculously premature speech about success in the Iraq war while standing under a "Mission Accomplished" banner.

The date of that speech, by the way? May 1, 2003 - eight years, to the day, before a Navy SEAL put a bullet in bin Laden's head, accomplishing the mission that Bush never could.



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