Whitman County Gazette - Serving Whitman County since 1877

By Bob Franken
Syndicated Columnist 

Two Words


May 23, 2019

May 1, 2003: Then-President George W. Bush landed in a jet on the deck of the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln to announce that just a few weeks after his Iraq invasion, all major combat operations would end. It was a made-for-television event. Dominating the picture was a huge sign declaring "Mission Accomplished." Thousands of combat deaths later, the banner has been so scornfully ridiculed that even Bush admitted he wished it hadn't been used.

May 7, 2019: Majority Leader Mitch McConnell takes to the Senate floor. He derided Democrats' insistence on pushing for congressional investig...

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