Wednesday marks the 10th anniversary of George Bush declaring the end of combat operations in Iraq.
Despite taking measures to avoid saying the phrase "mission accomplished" no-one had told the banner writers and the huge and rather conclusive looking sign became a defining hubristic image of the war to come.
President George W Bush speaks aboard the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln
Even though he was one of the most prolific, Bush wasn't the first politician to say something they would later come to regret.
From pacifying food scares to deflecting sex acts to denying impending world war, we've got the best here...