Funny thing is, he still believes it.
…Bill O’Reilly of Fox News … asked Bush whether he would still do the carrier landing on the USS Abraham Lincoln beneath the “Mission Accomplished” banner. At the time, 16 months ago, Bush referred to Iraq as a “victory” and declared an end to major combat there.
“Absolutely,” the president replied in the interview, to air on Monday’s “O’Reilly Factor.” O’Reilly, apparently surprised, replied, “You would?” “Of course,” Bush continued. “I’m saying to the troops, on this carrier and elsewhere, ‘Thanks for serving America.’ Absolutely. And by the way, those sailors and airmen loved seeing the commander in chief. . . . You bet I’d do it again.”