19th MARCH ~ HISTORY ON THIS DAY

March 19th ~ This Day in History video by History.com ~ 2003: War in Iraq began on the 19th march 2003, when the United States, along with coalition forces primarily from the United Kingdom, initiated war on Iraq. After explosions began to rock Baghdad, Iraq’s capital, U.S. President George W. Bush announced, “At this hour, American and coalition forces are in the early stages of military operations to disarm Iraq, to free its people and to defend the world from grave danger”, in a televised address. President Bush and his advisors built much of their case for war on the idea that Iraq, under dictator Saddam Hussein, possessed or was in the process of building weapons of mass destruction. | & more about history on this day in the video…