PR: 1st Term, proposed (and after Congress approved) authorized a military invasion of Iraq. He cited evidence of weapons of mass destruction and human rights violations as the reasons for combat.
One of the worst foreign policy decisions in America history.
Thank you Ms Clinton & Mr Kerry -- among so many others!
Strongly approve. It has now been conclusively confirmed that there WERE indeed WMDs. Nobody lied.
I'm sure that President Bush will be happy to receive your apologies now. 🇺🇸
Absolutely! I hate having to defend Bush but this was necessary.
The basic Timeline from 2003-2004:
-March 20: Invasion Begins
--US, British, Australian, Polish, Danish operations begin
-April 10, Allies conquer Baghdad
-May 1, Bush declares operations over
-May 15, US launches Operation Planet X capturing
Hundreds of Ba'ath Officials
-May 23, L. Paul Bremer issues Coalition Provisional Authority Order Number 2 dissolving all entities R the Ba'ath Party.
-July 13, The Iraqi Governing Council s established
-July 22, Uday and Qusay Hussein are killed in
-August: Hundreds are killed in suicide bombings.
-September 3 First Post-Saddam Gov
-Sept 23, Majority of Iraqis expect better life in 5 years.
-October David Kay's Iraq Survey Group finds little evidence of WMD
Though he found a network of labs with strains of deadly botulinum. Search has cost $300 Million.
-November: Breakout of Insurgent Warfare
-Thanksgiving, Bush visits troops in Iraq.
December 14, 2003, In Operation Red Dawn, Saddam Hussein is found and captured.
-March 8, Iraqi Constitution signed
-April 18, Abuse is discovered at Abu Ghraib Prison
-May 17, Ezzedine Salim, head of IGC is assassinated.
June: New Iraqi Gov assumes sovereignty
-July 1, Hussein begins his trial.
The entire year includes major battles with Insurgents and many suicide bombings. From April 4 till late August, violent clashes occur between the U.S. And Shia Clerk