You know that the “mission accomplished” banner was put up by members of the USS Abraham Lincoln, and the President on that very speech said just the opposite, didn’t he?Here's Time magazine reporting on the White House's own description of where the banner came from:
The soldiers hadn't put up the sign; the White House had done the hoisting. It had also produced the banner ....Here's the very beginning of the President's speech:
Thank you all very much. Admiral Kelly, Captain Card, officers and sailors of the USS Abraham Lincoln, my fellow Americans: Major combat operations in Iraq have ended. In the battle of Iraq, the United States and our allies have prevailed.Next up from Tony Snow: War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, and Ignorance is Strength.