looking back

On March 15, 2003 America's inevitable march to war continued. Consumer confidence, Bush's poll numbers and Tony Blair's standing abroad were down. The President's optimism and intransigence remained the same.

...In a notable escalation of the small-scale U.S. air war in Iraq, two Air Force B-1 bombers participated in an airstrike against two military sites in the western Iraqi desert yesterday. It marked the first time in more than four years that a heavy bomber has been used against Iraq.

The bombers hit two radar sites: One was a truck-mounted mobile anti-aircraft radar system, code-named "Flat Face," near the military air base in western Iraw; the other, operating near the Jordanian border, was a "Pluto" surveillance radar system...


for those keeping track, we hadn't invaded yet

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