Two Anniversaries: One Some Would Like to Forget, the Other Some Would Like to Play Down
In what could be the cruelest of ironies, May 1 marks both the ninth anniversary of a mission not accomplished and the first anniversary of one accomplished and accomplished magnificently.
The media is doing quite a good job of reporting on the latter — the killing of Osama Bin Laden — although it is being distorted, “sour-graped” and even discredited in some quarters. Our own Taylor Marsh gives a good accounting of this here.
As to the other anniversary, the one of “mission not accomplished,” Greg Mitchell, the author of a dozen books including So Wrong for So Long: How the Press, the Pundits and the President Failed on Iraq, wrote about it on the eighth anniversary.
Still good today, except for — fortunately — the fact that the long, unnecessary war prematurely called “accomplished” is finally over.
Read it here