In his May 1 speech on the USS Abraham Lincoln, Bush declared: “Combat operations in Iraq have ended.” The white house posted a transcript of the speech stating this with the headline “President Bush Announces Combat Operations in Iraq Have Ended.”
Now, however, the White House is backing off that statement, saying that they meant “major” combat operations are ended, but there is still combat going on in Iraq, and they’re editing the website to insert the word “major” before the word combat throughout the site. Unfortunately there are records of the original wording on the website. Revisionist historians, indeed. Someone explain Caching to our poor confused president.