A half a decade ago
We had "Mission Accomplished".
The lying, dissembling sack'o'sh*te that calls herself "Dana Perino" tried to pretend that Dubya didn't mean what everyone knows he meant. But her story (that Dubya was just talking about "mission accomplished" for the folks on the U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln as it returned to port) is easily demolished, as ThinkProgress points out (from the link):
In fact, regardless of Perino’s attempts to amend the banner, it’s clear what Bush meant. Just a month after his speech on the U.S.S. Lincoln, he also spoke to troops in Qatar: “America sent you on a mission to remove a grave threat and to liberate an oppressed people, and that mission has been accomplished.”So five years ago, May 1st, we had 140 dead soldiers in Iraq. Today, we have 4065. 96+% of the deaths have happened since that brave "photo-op".
I said during the first days of the Iraq war (on Mar. 30th, 2003) that we'd have more soldiers killed during the occupation than during the initial war. I said probably "many more". I was wrong. Wrong on the wrong side. Almost all of the soldiers have been killed during the occupation, after Dubya's stoopid "Mission Accomplished" blustering and posturing. Sometimes I hate being wrong. Today is one such day....