US begins war in Iraq in 2003

Written by on March 19, 2023

On March 19, 2003, the U.S. initiated war on Iraq with what it called a massive "shock and awe" bombing campaign that lit up the skies, laid waste to large sections of the country and paved the way for American ground troops to converge on Baghdad. Watch the video above for more.The invasion was based on claims that Saddam Hussein had secretly stashed weapons of mass destruction. No weapons of mass destruction were found in Iraq.Just after the explosions began, U.S. President George W. Bush said in a televised address on March 20, "At this . . .

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