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March 5, 2010

Victory at Last?


Wouldn’t the measure of “victory” — given the context of the photo — be a U.S. withdrawal?

Isn’t Newsweek simply repeating the original sin of declaring “Mission Accomplished” based on the latest supposed milestone — in this case, a highly controversial election that hasn’t even taken place yet!) in a country still deeply divided and loosely stitched together?

What does the cropping say about Dubya? Is Newsweek saying he’s off the hook? That he gets to put it behind him now?

(photo: still looking)

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