"The mission accomplished sign, of course, was put up by the members of the U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln saying that their mission was accomplished."
U.S. President Bush,
on the banner used as a backdrop for his appearance aboard an aircraft carrier to declare the end of major combat operations in Iraq in May. His spokesman later clarified: while the Navy requested the banner, the White House made it

"If someone invaded Texas, we'd do the same thing."
Lieut. Colonel Kim Keslung,
U.S. orthopedic surgeon tending to the wounded in Iraq,...

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