Bush losing support of military

Common Dreams
by Bob Burnett

10/31/06

One of the most memorable Iraq war images was President Bush's May 1, 2003, speech from the deck of the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln. As Bush announced, 'Major combat operations in Iraq have ended,' framed by the banner, 'Mission Accomplished,' he was surrounded by hundreds of cheering troops. At the time, it would have been hard to predict that three years later major combat operations would not have ended, the mission would not be accomplished, and Bush would be losing the support of the military. How did George Bush manage to lose the backing of our armed forces, which at one time was highly supportive of his Administration?

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