‘Mission accomplished’: Trump defends boast to describe Syria strikes

Donald Trump: ‘I knew they would seize on this but felt it is such a great military term, it should be brought back. Use often!’

Donald Trump attempted to defend his use of the phrase “mission accomplished” in reference to Friday’s US-led military strikes in Syria.

The US president had been criticised for using the phrase, which became notorious in American politics after George W Bush appeared in front of a banner decorated with those words in 2003 while delivering a speech about the war in Iraq. Thousands of US troops remain in Iraq today.

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US politics | The Guardian

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