In the four years since Bush stood on the flight deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln and declared, "Mission accomplished...", one can only wonder at just what the mission was. If the mission was to remove the threat of Saddam Hussein's WMD's, that mission was accomplished before the first bomb was dropped. Turned out that there weren't any WMD's to begin with. So why did Bush invade Iraq? If the mission was to topple Saddam Hussein, our troops did a great job, and Saddam has since been captured, tried in a drum-head court and messily executed. So why are our troops still there? If the mission was to establish a democratically elected government, well gosh, that's been accomplished, Bush said so in the summer of '06. So why are our troops still there? The mission is no longer defined in any terms other than some ill defined "progress". Never enough to justify bring our troops home, and just enough to justify keeping them on the ground in Iraq. This half-baked Orwellian gig continues to drag on. In vetoing the emergency supplemental because he refused to accept a time line for withdrawing US troops from Iraq, Bush has basically stated that our troops will never leave Iraq as long as he is president. He and Toto are about the only ones who think a military victory is still possible in Iraq. And with the dogged intransigence of the dry-drunk he is, he refuses to let reality intrude upon his fantasy. As a result, our troops will continue to die in order to salve his ego. They will continue to be maimed and crippled in order to buffer him from reality. How many more must be killed and crippled just to salve this man we call "Mr. President", this sniveling little mediocrity's shrunken, twisted and deformed ego?