With less than a half hour before Bush attempts to divert us from the famed codpiece landing on the U.S. Abraham Lincoln on May 1, 2003, and the “Mission Accomplished” banner that was so famously denied to be a White House prop (the story was that the sailors had spontaneously put it up) … and then proven to be a White House prop, consider that there is, perhaps, an ugly truth to that banner.
When Bush landed, the national average for a gallon of gasoline was $1.54. ((And remember that gas prices SPIKED in the weeks before the war, what with international jitters and all. $1.54 was considered and obscenely HIGH price).
Today, in Eugene, Oregon, we’re paying $3.28 a gallon, according to the latest statewide averages. The national average is slightly less than $3 a gallon.
So: the mission may well have been accomplished … If your name is ExxonMobil, or ConocoPhillips, or Halliburton.
Gas has more than doubled here. And the flags have flown at half mast every week or so, for another Oregon kid killed.
You get the idea.