Friday, Mar. 19, 2010

May 2003
Victory Lap

"Mission Accomplished"

—Banner behind President Bush on the USS Abraham Lincoln

Sitting in the co-pilot's seat of a Navy S-3B Viking, President Bush lands May 1 on the USS Abraham Lincoln, an aircraft carrier stationed off the coast of San Diego. Dressed in a flight suit, he gives a nationally televised victory speech from the carrier's flight deck and declares that, "major combat operations in Iraq have ended."