You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”
As a humorous aside, there were both real estate & funding controversies during the construction of Clinton's Monument to himself.
As for the words of his speech, he felt that we were safer without Hussein in power (I agree, I just disagree on how we tried to operate in Iraq after doing that). The part that is misunderstood is that Bush didn't have hindsight then to tell him that ensuring that Iraq remained free would take many more years and in truth, might never be accomplished if the people can't get over their hate of each other. He never actually said in his speech that OIF was complete anyway. He said that Iraq was free. He also only said that major military operations in the country were complete, which was kind of true, especially for the Navy. The only major part of OIF the Navy actually participated in was Shock and Awe. The rest of the Navy's contribution was/has been in a support role.
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That it's such a hugely remembered part of the Iraq war is enough to argue that the banner should be preserved in some way. However I'm somewhat indifferent as to where it's kept, as long as it's looked after properly so that it doesn't get damaged.
It's a pretty significant part of his Presidential history. And I think the explanation should show why he had that banner up, that they had successfully completed their mission to topple Saddam Hussein and combat operations against Saddam's army had been successfully completed. Then he should also include what he says in his book about it and what he told Matt Lauer about how it probably wasn't a good choice to use that to congratulate the troops and that it was perceived wrong.
Democrats insist Al Qaeda wasn't in Iraq before we got there, so I don't know why they think it would be so odd that Bush declared mission accomplished after toppling the Saddam government and defeating his armies. How was he supposed to know Al Qaeda would then make that country the focus of their war on the US?
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since it was never "his banner" but that of the ship and crew, why should it be in Bush's library? Simply because it appeared behind him in a picture? I am sure there are thousands of signs/banners that should then be enshrined. just plain stupid.
Is the cum stained blue dress Monica Lewinski wore displayed in Clinton's library? I mean if we are going to bring up totally ridiculous partisan hackery...let's go all the way.
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It should hang in the Smithsonian... a special exhibit called "Worst Modern President"...