Fri, 27 April 2007
This episode will only cover the period between March 2003 and May 1 2003.
Reasons for Invading Iraq:
The actual invasion of Baghdad took place early in April, when Colonel Perkins invented the concept of Thunder Runs--rapid mechanized thrusts into the city to inspire shock and awe. Two thunder runs were sent into Baghdad and eventually the city (minus Saddam Hussein) was taken.
On May 1st, 2003, President Bush declared Mission Accomplished (excerpt in episode).
Foreign Affairs (May/June 2006): Saddam’s Delusions
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