Monday, April 30, 2007

Mission Accomplished: Four Years Later

As of tomorrow it will have been 1,461 days since President Bush declared an end to major combat operations under a banner that read "Mission Accomplished." May 1, 2007 marks 2,058 days since Osama bin Laden attacked the U.S.
In contrast, the number of days from the attack on Pearl Harbor to the Japanese surrender was 1,365 days.
The Civil War lasted 1,458 days, only three days shy of four years, from the attack on Fort Sumter to the surrender at Appomattox.
The Vietnam War lasted longer, but I don't recall either Lyndon Johnson or Richard Nixon proclaiming "Mission Accomplished" with years of fighting still to go.

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