President Bush to address the nation at 10:15 tonight...the war has started...

  1. MSNBC is reporting that the President will address the nation in a half an hour. The war has began. Sirens and airhorns going off in Baghdad....
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  2. 11 Comments

  3. by   Vsummer1
    CRAP! I had no idea.

    Thank you for the head's up. I turned on the TV.

    Time to pray...
  4. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    Mom just called and told me, we're watching a movie.
  5. by   deespoohbear
    it is all over cnn and msnbc right now. plus on the radio stations. it is just daybreak in baghdad. god bless the troops. i had plan to go to bed at 10, but i will definitely be staying up to hear the president.


    regardless of where you stand on this issue, it is time to support our troops. they are doing what they are told by the commander in chief of our great nation. thank god we have brave men and women who are willing to defend our liberty and freedom.



    god bless america!!!

    and god bless the uk and all the other nations who are standing with us.
  6. by   Mkue
    The Liberation of Iraq has begun
  7. by   deespoohbear
    AP and Reuters is reporting Iraqi leaders are being targeted. Trying to find link....
  8. by   kids
    Flipping from MSNBC to CNN to FNC.
  9. by   kittyw
    "The world is a dangerous place to be, not because of the people who do evil; but because of the people who stand by and let them. Albert Einstein."

    I like this quote. Don't know your stance on the war, but it is also very appropriate in every day life. How many times do we see apathy?

    Hope you don't mind if I put this as my sig line.
  10. by   pickledpepperRN
    I am praying for immortal souls.
    May the prince of peace forgive
    sad sad sad
    too bad too bad too bad

    horror of horrors
    peace on earth
    good will to men and women

    Heard the speech. Terrifying!
  11. by   fab4fan
    Here's the link to Associated Press

    Right now the page for the press releases is down (gee...wonder why), but they are running current headlines.

    Link for Reuters
  12. by   deespoohbear
    Originally posted by kittyw
    "The world is a dangerous place to be, not because of the people who do evil; but because of the people who stand by and let them. Albert Einstein."

    I like this quote. Don't know your stance on the war, but it is also very appropriate in every day life. How many times do we see apathy?

    Hope you don't mind if I put this as my sig line.
    Feel free to use it anyway you see fit. I found the quote by typing in "patriotic quotes" (I think) in Google and found a whole page of interestesting stuff. I think I save the link. If so, I will send it to you.

    Becky


    Here is the link, I hope:
    http://www.infinityquest.net/famous_...and_poems.html
    Last edit by deespoohbear on Mar 19, '03
  13. by   deespoohbear
    WASHINGTON, March 19 (UPI) -- The following is President Bush's address to the nation 10:15 p.m. EST Wednesday signaling the start of military action against Iraq.


    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.

    More than 35 countries are giving crucial support, from the use of naval and air bases to help with intelligence and logistics to the deployment of combat units. Every nation in this coalition has chosen to bear the duty and share the honor of serving in our common defense.

    To all the men on women of the United States armed forces not in the Middle East, the peace of a troubled world and the hopes of an oppressed people now depend on you. That trust is well placed.

    The enemies you confront will come to know your skill and bravery. The people you liberate will witness the honorable and decent spirit of the American military.

    In this conflict, America faces an enemy that has no regard for conventions of war or rules of morality. 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.

    I want Americans and all the world to know that coalition forces will make every effort to spare innocent civilians from harm.

    A campaign on the harsh terrain on a nation as large as California could be longer and more difficult than some predict, and helping Iraqis achieve a united, stable and free country will require our sustained commitment.

    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.

    I know that the families of our military are praying that all those who serve will return safely and soon. Millions of Americans are praying with you for the safety of your loved ones and for the protection of the innocent. For your sacrifice, you have the gratitude and respect of the American people, and you can know that our forces will be coming home as soon as their work is done.

    Our nation enters this conflict reluctantly. Yet our purpose is sure. The people of the United States and their friends and allies will not live at the mercy of an outlaw regime that threatens the peace with weapons of mass murder.

    We will meet that threat now with our Army, Air Force, Navy, Coast Guard and Marines, so that we do not have to meet it later with armies of firefighters and police and doctors on the streets of our cities.

    Now that conflict has come, the only way to limit its durations is to apply decisive force. And I assure you, this will not be a campaign of half measures, and we will accept no outcome but victory.

    My fellow citizens, the dangers to our country and the world will be overcome. We will pass through this time of peril and carry on the work of peace. We will defend out freedom. We will bring freedom to others. And we will prevail.

    May God bless our country and all who defend her.

    Copyright 2001-2003 United Press International

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