Colmes corrected O'Reilly's false claim that Bush didn't say "mission accomplished":
FOX News Channel chief political correspondent Carl Cameron and host Bill O'Reilly echoed the false Bush-Cheney '04 campaign defense that Bush never actually used the words "mission accomplished." But, in fact, Bush did say "that mission has been accomplished," as FOX News Channel co-host Alan Colmes pointed out to O'Reilly.
In addition to declaring an end to major combat in Iraq in front of a "MISSION ACCOMPLISHED" banner aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln on May 1, 2003, Bush said to U.S. troops in Qatar on June 5, 2003: "America sent you on a mission to remove a grave threat and to liberate an oppressed people, and that mission has been accomplished."
On the September 27 edition of FOX News Channel's The O'Reilly Factor, guest Colmes corrected O'Reilly's false claim that Bush didn't say "mission accomplished":