"Unusual" meeting leads to
decision / Bush, advisers spend 3 1/2 hours at unscheduled gathering in
Oval Office. By
David L. Greene (Sun National Staff), Baltimore Sun, March 20, 2003 [http://www.sunspot.net/news/
"WASHINGTON - President Bush
gave the order to go to war last night shortly before 7 p.m. Soon
after, he retired...to have dinner with his wife ..."
"Philosophical plea for peace
runs into cold, hard reality." By Michael Olesker. Baltomore Sun, March
"...when presidential spokesman
Ari Fleischer critized Daschle, reporters repeatedly asked whether he was
suggesting that criticism of Bush - or the war - was unpatriotic."
"Bush Launches Military Strikes
On Iraq." By Jennifer Loven, Associated Press writer, re-published
by yahoo news, http://www.yahoo.com , March 20, 2003
"Bush said the hostilities
that began ... focus on 'selected targets of ... importance' ..."
[as a prelude to a 'broad
and concerted campaign']. In
other words, Bush knows that the Iraqi head of State is targeted personally.
"U.S. Officials: Saddam a
Strike Target." By David Crary, Associated Press Writer, re-published
by yahoo news, March 20, 2003
"U.S. forces launched their
... war against Saddam Hussein, targeting him personally...
Coinciding with the attack,
about 1,000 U.S. troops launched a raid on villages in southern Afghanistan..."
"War begins with attack aimed
at Hussein, aides." By Paul West, Sun National Staff, Baltimore Sun,
March 20, 2003
"The second Persian Gulf
war [i.e. the Third Gulf War, and the second seeing direct military involvement
of the U.S.A.] began last night with ... U.S. missile strikes apparently
aimed at killing Iraqi President Saddam Hussein..."
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