Monday, March 18, 2013

Remembering How the Iraq War Started: March 19, 2003

March 19, 2003: White House Speech (Announcement: War in Iraq Has Begun)

War Polls Today

The GOP Position for Invading Iraq

The announcement (BBC broadcast) and those infamous words in part here:

"My fellow citizens, at this hour, American and coalition forces are in the early stages of military operations to disarm Iraq, to free its people and to defend the world from grave danger. On my orders, coalition forces have begun striking selected targets of military importance to undermine Saddam Hussein's ability to wage war. These are opening stages of what will be a broad and concerted campaign. More than 35 countries are giving crucial support -- from the use of naval and air bases, to help with intelligence and logistics, to the deployment of combat units. Every nation in this coalition has chosen to bear the duty and share the honor of serving in our common defense."

The numbers are reported here.  Lest, We Forget.

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