Donald Trump Syria mission accomplished

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Donald Trump used an old George W. Bush phrase, and Twitter immediately mocks him

What could go wrong now?

 

Josh Katzowitz

Tech

Published Apr 14, 2018   Updated May 21, 2021, 6:35 pm CDT

One of the most widely mocked moments of the George W. Bush presidency occurred in 2003 when he stood on the deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln and delivered a speech on the success of the Iraq invasion with a huge “Mission Accomplished” banner placed behind him.

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Eight years later, the U.S. was still entangled in the Iraq conflict, and Bush never lived down his statement.

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Apparently, President Donald Trump doesn’t have those concerns following Friday night’s military strike in Syria. This is what Trump tweeted Saturday morning.

That last line certainly caught Twitter’s attention.

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Even Bush’s press secretary cautioned against the use of the term.

For the record, Bush regretted being associated with that phrase.

“Clearly, putting a ‘mission accomplished’ on an aircraft carrier was a mistake,” Bush said, via U.S. News and World Report. “It sent the wrong message. We were trying to say something differently but, nevertheless, it conveyed a different message.”

Either Trump doesn’t remember Bush’s “mission accomplished” disaster or he doesn’t care. Regardless, it’s hard to imagine that this will be the last time the U.S. has a military response for Syria, and it’s impossible to imagine that people will forget Trump’s bold proclamation.

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*First Published: Apr 14, 2018, 1:24 pm CDT