7th Anniversary of Shock & Awe and "Mission Accomplished"
Today, it will be 7 years since the days of "Shock & Awe" and "Mission Accomplished" in Iraq.
And. We're. Still. Living. With. War.
From Huffington Post - At 7th Anniversary of 'Photo Op': Mission Still NOT Accomplished by Greg Mitchell, the former editor of Editor & Publisher (the newspaper for newspaper editors) and author of "So Wrong for So Long: How the Press, the Pundits and the President Failed on Iraq.":
Saturday marks the 7th anniversary of Mission Accomplished Day, or as it might better be known, Mission Accomplished (NOT) Day. Coming on a weekend, there will be even fewer mentions of this in the national media than last year, and Keith Olbermann, whose show does not air on Saturdays, will not be around to update the usual close to his telecast when he marks exactly how many days since Bush declared victory.
In my favorite antiwar song of this war, "Shock and Awe," Neil Young moaned:
"Back in the days of Mission Accomplished
our chief was landing on the deck
The sun was setting
behind a golden photo op."
But as Neil added elsewhere: "History is a cruel judge of overconfidence."
More on why we're still living with war.
Neil Young / Shock & Awe by ivaxavi