Melanie Morgan called VoteVets.org chairman Jon Soltz "a hypocrite and a liar" for criticizing Army Sgt. David Aguina's appearance in uniform at a YearlyKos convention panel but using a picture of himself in uniform on the VoteVets.org website and engaging in political activism while serving in the Army Reserve, which Morgan called "a violation of the U.S. Military's Uniform Code of Military Justice." In fact, military law does not prohibit reservists from engaging in political activity, and it does not address the use of a photo of oneself in uniform for political purposes.
A New York Times article on the Bush administration's attempt to hire a "war czar" reported that national security adviser Stephen J. Hadley "is interviewing candidates, including military generals," for the "new high-profile job," but not that several retired generals have reportedly turned the administration down. At least three retired four-star generals have reportedly declined to be considered for the position, and The Washington Post has reported that one of the generals declined because those in the Bush administration currently in charge of the Iraq war's conduct "don't know where the hell they're going."
Patty Culhane reported the White House's claim that in President Bush's speech on the USS Abraham Lincoln, Bush "never said the words 'mission accomplished.' " However, slightly more than a month later, Bush told U.S. troops in Qatar that "America sent you on a mission to remove a grave threat and to liberate an oppressed people, and that mission has been accomplished."