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Statement by Senator Obama: Five Years After 'Mission Accomplished'

May 01, 2008

Chicago, IL - Barack Obama statement on the fifth anniversary of President George W. Bush's "Mission Accomplished" speech aboard the deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln.

"Five years after George Bush declared 'mission accomplished' and John McCain told the American people that 'the end is very much in sight' in Iraq, we have lost thousands of lives, spent half a trillion dollars, and we're no safer. It's time to turn the page on Washington's false promises and failed judgments on foreign policy, so that we can finally ease the enormous burdens on our troops and their families, and end a war that should've never been authorized. I am the only candidate in this race who opposed the war in Iraq when Washington was falling in line with George Bush, and as President I will end this war," said Barack Obama.

Barack Obama, Statement by Senator Obama: Five Years After 'Mission Accomplished' Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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