CNN.com – Bush: ‘No outcome except victory’ – Mar. 19, 2003
President George W. Bush told the world Wednesday night that the United States and its allies had launched a campaign to oust Saddam Hussein from Iraq and “free its people.”
Bush warned the nation that the conflict “could be longer and more difficult than some predict.”
strange but i thought quickness was the selling point to the war
But he assured Americans that “this will not be a campaign of half-measures, and we will accept no outcome except victory.”
i hope so. i would hate for us to be starting this just to fiddle fart around.
Bush said that “coalition forces will make every effort to spare innocent civilians from harm.”
But Bush warned that that goal may not be simple to reach.
“Saddam Hussein has placed Iraqi troops and equipment in civilian areas, attempting to use innocent men, women and children as shields for his own military; a final atrocity against his people,” Bush said.
oh well guess there will be civilian deaths, but its not our “fault”.
Earlier in the evening, a Pentagon official told CNN that cruise missiles were being fired against “a target of opportunity” — a “decapitation attack” aimed at killing Saddam before the planned start of the war.
wow talk about getting to the fucking point.
He said Wednesday night’s actions were only the beginning of a “broad and concerted” military campaign to oust the Iraqi president and his regime.
so i assume the whole “quick surgical strike” was a load of bullshit
Bush said the United States has Iraq’s best interest in mind as the invasion begins.
“We come to Iraq with respect for its citizens, for their great civilization and for the religious faiths they practice. We have no ambition in Iraq, except to remove a threat and restore control of that country to its own people,” he said.
i’m sure the Iraqis see it that way too
Bush also told Americans that “helping Iraqis achieve a united, stable and free country will require our sustained commitment.”
again goodbye with the short little war
In closing, Bush said, “We will pass through this time of peril and carry on the work of peace. We will defend our freedom. We will bring freedom to others. And we will prevail. May God bless our country and all who defend her.”
guess everything is ok now, since we are dropping bombs, and the stock exchange is on the return.
now everytime i think of what we are doing i hope bush would realize the error in his decisions
may wisdom come to the ignorant quickly and may their actions in the mean time do little harm
i end with a quote(paraphrase) from Slapstick by Kurt Vonnegut
“if I can do no good, let me at least do no harm”
hope i see everyone for futures to come
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