Wednesday, March 19
President Bush Announces Military Strikes
Washington Post.com, March 20, 2003
Following is the text of President Bush's remarks as transcribed by eMediaMillWorks Inc.
BUSH: My fellow citizens, 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.
On my orders, coalition forces have begun striking selected targets of military importance to undermine Saddam Hussein's ability to wage war. These are opening stages of what will be a broad and concerted campaign. [...]