The news cycle moves so fast and the GOP is able to switch talkings points without any sense of irony or guilt its sometimes very helpfull to look back what was being said just three years ago. FAIR, a liberal media watchdog, put together an amazing list of quotes from the "Mission Acomplished" era"
"Iraq Is All but Won; Now What?"
(Los Angeles Times headline, 4/10/03)
"The only people who think this wasn't a victory are Upper Westside liberals, and a few people here in Washington."
(Charles Krauthammer, Inside Washington, WUSA-TV, 4/19/03)
"The war was the hard part. The hard part was putting together a coalition, getting 300,000 troops over there and all their equipment and winning. And it gets easier. I mean, setting up a democracy is hard, but it is not as hard as winning a war."
(Fox News Channel's Fred Barnes, 4/10/03)
"Now that the war in Iraq is all but over, should the people in Hollywood who opposed the president admit they were wrong?"
(Fox News Channel's Alan Colmes, 4/25/03)
"I will bet you the best dinner in the gaslight district of San Diego that military action will not last more than a week. Are you willing to take that wager?"
(Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly, 1/29/03)
Anybody want to try and collect from Mr O'Reilly? I've been in the gaslamp, there are some great places to eat.