This Day in History: , The War in Iraq Begins.
March 19, 2003.
In a televised address to the American people,
U.S. President George W. Bush announced the
beginning of a war that would end up lasting eight years.
48 hours earlier, the
U.S. had issued an ultimatum
to Iraqi dictator Saddam
Hussein to leave his country.
As justification for the war, Bush cited the
existence of weapons of mass destruction and
the country's support of terrorist groups.
The Hussein regime was toppled within
just a few weeks, but insurgents continued
a bloody guerrilla war against coalition forces.
In 2006, U.S. soldiers captured
Saddam Hussein while he was hiding in
a hole not far from his hometown.
He was tried, found guilty and executed
for crimes against the Iraqi people.
On December 15, 2011, the U.S. military
declared the end of its mission in Iraq.
Despite an extended investigation, U.N. inspectors
found no evidence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq
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