The Moment

1|12|09: Washington

Running for re-election in 2004, George W. Bush was stumped when asked to name some of his mistakes. Now, with four years to think about it, he's identified a few. Note to future Presidents: Don't stand under a banner declaring MISSION ACCOMPLISHED unless you're darn sure it has been. "It sent the wrong message," Bush explained at his final press conference. The event was equal parts wistful, wry, confessional and defiant. Set it to music and you'd have Sinatra.

The President even added a little Bushism to his mea culpa, one more for the road. "We were trying to say something...

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