Regrets? Bush has had a few.

Celebrating victory—with the ‘Mission Accomplished’ banner—too soon is one

Outgoing US president George W. Bush gave his final press conference today, and defended his decision to invade Afghanistan, the federal government’s response to Hurricane Katrina, and interrogation tactics used on terrorism suspects. But Bush also admitted some regrets: the failure to find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, and proclaiming victory under a “Mission Accomplished” banner less than two months after the war had begun.

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