- Reporter's Notebook: Third Anniversary of 'Mission Accomplished'
Three years ago today, President Bush appeared on the aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln in front of the famously premature slogan "Mission Accomplished," to declare "the tyrant has fallen and Iraq is free." Today, reporting on the recent visit of Secretaries Rice and Rumsfeld, the President admitted that there were "tough days ahead," but that Iraq has reached "a turning point." William Arkin, a veteran of the Army Intelligence service, is military affairs analysis for NBC.
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