The "Mission Accomplished" banner hanging as backdrop from the superstructure of the USS LINCOLN was put up by the crew members. But this is what our "honest straight-shooting Commander in Chief Captain Codpiece had to say today:
"The "Mission Accomplished" sign, of course, was put up by the members of the USS Abraham Lincoln saying that their mission was accomplished. I know it was attributed somehow to some ingenious advance man from staff..."
"Now we find out the White House has just confirmed, we just got this handed to us...Senior Navy officials now confirm the sign was in fact produced by the White House." Bill Press ----Mission Accomplished is a miserable failure
"Today was another banner day in George Bush's quest to bring honor and integrity to the White House," Lieberman said. "If he wanted to prove he has trouble leveling with the American people, mission accomplished."