This Day in Politics: March 19, 2003 – Bush announces war on Iraq



This Day in Politics: March 19, 2003 – Bush announces war on Iraq

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On March 19, 2003, in Washington DC, George W. Bush announced that US war against Iraq. His address went on to talk about the following points:

-the campaign will be “broad and concerted” and will also use “decisive force” against the enemies

-everything will be done to spare the lives of innocent Iraqis

-the freedom of America and the rest of the world will be protected.

-only victory will be accepted

Here is a transcript from the address:

“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.”

7 years later….