Senate staffers in Majority Leader Harry Reid’s war room put together some grim Iraq war statistics as the Democrats needled President Bush on the four-year anniversary of the “Mission Accomplished” moment.
“Four years after President Bush declared mission accomplished, Americans from all parts of the country continue to bear the burden of the president’s flawed Iraq policies,” read a release sent out by the Democratic leader’s press shop.
The release, first mentioned in our blog Fishwrap on May 1, directs voters to http://democrats.senate.gov/ma/.
The site brings Web surfers to an interactive map of the United States. Clicking on a state pulls up detailed statistics on troop deaths, with the Defense Department cited as its source.