Bush's mission accomplished speech anniversary

It was four years ago today that President Bush gave his so-called mission accomplished speech aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln.

Bush is spending that anniversary by heading to U.S. Central Command headquarters to meet with commanders running the Iraq war.

Bush never used the words mission accomplished, but that was the banner he spoke under and Bush used the speech to declare an end to major combat in Iraq.

The anniversary coincides with the day that Congress sends the president a funding bill that would order troops to begin withdrawing later this year. It's expected Bush will veto then meet with congressional leaders on how to resolve the deadlock over funding for the war.

The White House said the president doesn't intend to mention the anniversary during his visit to U.S. Central Command and said it's just coincidence they're meeting today.


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