Mission Accomplished Chickenhawk
I stand by this man. I stand by this man because he stands for things. Not only for things, he stands on things. Things like aircraft carriers and rubble and recently flooded city squares. And that sends a strong message, that no matter what happens to America, she will always rebound with the most powerfully staged photo ops in the world.Stephen Colbert at the White House Press Correspondents dinner April 30, 2006.
Som supplement til skulpturen følger her teksten til Neil Youngs nye sang Shock and Awe:
Back in the days of "mission accomplished" Our chief was landing on the deck The sun was setting on a golden photo op Back in the days of "mission accomplished" Thousands of bodies in the ground Brought home in boxes to a trumpet's sound No one sees them coming home that way Thousands buried in the ground Thousands of children scarred for life Millions of tears for a soldier's wife Both sides are losing now Heaven takes them in Thousands of children scarred for life We had a chance to change our mind But somehow wisdom was hard to find We went with what we knew and now we can't go back But we had a chance to change our mind.(Neil Youngs sang Let's impeach the President, ligeledes fra det nye album Living with War, kan høres her).
Via Today in Iraq - ekstra hat-tip til Citizen Dane.