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Arianna’s Iraquagmire Slogan Timeline

Arianna Huffington notes how the Cheneyburton Maladministration has now picked up on the slogan “A New Way Forward” to describe their Iraquagmire policy.  This comes from the bi-partisan* Iraq Study Group report, as do 79 recommendations on how to change the policy, all 79 of which were promptly ignored.  But a good marketing slogan?  Hey, Bush was an MBA, he knows good marketing when he sees it!

After the jump you’ll find Arianna’s timeline of the slogans used in the run-up to and the execution of the Iraq War, followed by some suggested slogans for the future, with some added by me along the way (in lowercase).

2001:
GATHERING THREAT

2002:
AXIS OF EVIL
The Hitler of the Middle East
Smoking gun, mushroom cloud

2003:
SLAM DUNK
SHOCK AND AWE
MISSION ACCOMPLISHED

2004:
FIGHT ‘EM THERE, NOT HERE
We’ve turned the corner
Catastrophic Success
The Struggle Against Ideological Extremists Who Do Not Believe In Free Societies Who Happen To Use Terror As A Weapon To Try To Shake The Conscience Of The Free World (not his best work)

2005:
LAST THROES
ADAPT TO WIN
STAY THE COURSE

2006:
NEW WAY FORWARD

2007:
THE NEW NEW WAY FORWARD
STAY THE NEW NEW WAY FORWARD

2008:
A NEW WAY BACKWARD
A FASTER NEW WAY BACKWARD
HOLY SHIT, LET’S GET OUT OF HERE

2009:
A NEW WAY OF FORGETTING THAT EVER HAPPENED

2010:
MISSION ACCOMPLISHED

2011:
THE NEW GATHERING THREAT

If we’ve forgotten any slogans (there are so many), please remind us in the comments.

* If by “bi-partisan” you mean, “some of those guys have a ‘D’ behind their name”.  If by “bi-partisan” you mean, “some of those guys were Democrats who were opposed to the war before it started,” then, no.

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