‘Never say Mission Accomplished’: Internet roasts Trump for comparing Syria attack to Bush's botched Iraq war
Former President George W. Bush (left) and current President Donald Trump (right). Images via Creative Commons.

President Donald Trump's choice of words used to celebrate his military strikes drew hearty mockery after the commander-in-chief declared "Mission Accomplished" in war-torn Syria.


“A perfectly executed strike last night,” Trump bragged on Twitter early Saturday. “Mission Accomplished!”

In May of 2003, then President George W. Bush declared victory in the Iraq War below a "Mission Accomplished" banner on the USS Abraham Lincoln.

[caption id="attachment_629500" align="aligncenter" width="300"] President Bush flashes a "thumbs-up" after declaring the end of major combat in Iraq as he speaks aboard the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln off the California coast, in this May 1, 2003 file photo. Six months after he spoke on an aircraft carrier deck under a banner proclaiming "Mission Accomplished," President Bush disavowed any connection with the war message. Later, the White House changed its story and said there was a link.[/caption]

President Trump's choice of words did not go unnoticed, with many commentators focused upon how President W. Bush came to regret his photo-op as the war dragged on for years.

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