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‘Mission Accomplished’ 10 years later: The legacy of Bush’s Iraq speech

Posted at 5:38 PM, Apr 30, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-30 17:59:33-04

Ten years ago Wednesday, President George W. Bush boarded the U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln and declared that it was “Mission Accomplished” in Iraq.

Of course, that is far from how history worked out. Indeed, the United States was on the verge of a drawn-out and costly war that divided the nation and shaped the political conversation for years to come.

RELATED: SEE THE TRANSCRIPT OF BUSH’S MISSION ACCOMPLISHED SPEECH

Above, see a video with selections from President Bush’s speech, and below, revisit how WPIX-TV covered the story exactly 10 years ago.