On Meet the Press, John McCain took this oblique little swipe at Bush:
"I didn't think we needed to have a "Mission Accomplished" banner, which- by the way - the crew doesn't decide what banners go up on aircraft carriers."
Somebody should tell that to George. When the "Mission Accomplished" thing turned into a public relations fiasco, Bush - showing what a fine, accountable human being he is - tried to blame the crew of the aircraft carrier (what a guy):
"It [The "Mission Accomplished" sign], "of course, was put up by the members of the USS Abraham Lincoln, saying that their mission was accomplished. I know it was attributed some how to some ingenious advance man from my staff -- they weren't that ingenious, by the way." - Bush