10th Anniversary of “Mission Accomplished" Accomplished

10th Anniversary of “Mission Accomplished" Accomplished

By The Editors Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

CLASSIC MAD DEPT.

Ten years ago today, President George W. Bush dressed up as a fighter pilot (the only incident of presidential cosplay we know of), landed on an aircraft carrier, and declared “Mission Accomplished” in the Iraq War — which actually didn’t end until 2011. So, as Dubya celebrates the opening of his Presidential Library, we celebrate with the cover of MAD #437, on which we anointed his premature declaration of victory as one of The 20 Dumbest Things of the Year for 2003.

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Cover Artist: Mark Fredrickson

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