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MARCH 19, 2003: Bush launches invasion of Iraq
MAY 1, 2003: Mission Accomplished
http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2003/05/20030501-15.html
MARCH 30, 2003: Donald Rumsfeld: We know where the WMD are
http://www.defenselink.mil/transcripts/2003/t03302003_t0330sdabcsteph.html - the link has been removed by the Department of Defense, I guess it was just too embarrassing for Bush to admit and have in print.
http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/269394_rumsfeld08.html - a Denial of his statement.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/6130316.stm
http://www.senate.gov/~levin/newsroom/release.cfm?id=217516
http://www.why-war.com/files/2003/07/rumsfeld_wmd_claim.html
DECEMBER 8, 2004: Donald Rumsfeld: You go to war with the Army you have
As you know, you go to war with the Army you have. They’re not the Army you might want or wish to have at a later time.
http://www.defenselink.mil/transcripts/2004/tr20041208-secdef1761.html - the link has been removed by the Department of Defense, I guess it was just another one of those little embarrassing moments for Bush
Links that work with more info for this.
http://www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/meast/12/08/rumsfeld.troops/
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A132-2004Dec14.html
Jump up 2 + years and you find..
MARCH 31, 2005: Silberman-Robb commission, the presidential commission on Iraqi WMD, concludes: [T]he intelligence community was dead wrong in almost all of its prewar judgments.
http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2005-03-31-intel-panel_x.htm
MAY 1, 2005: Downing Street Memo revealed
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2087-1593607,00.html
MAY 30, 2005: Dick Cheney: Insurgency in its “last throes”
http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0505/30/lkl.01.html
NOVEMBER 30, 2005: National Strategy for Victory In Iraq unveiled by White House
http://www.whitehouse.gov/infocus/iraq/iraq_strategy_nov2005.html
MARCH 11, 2006: “Bush Goes on Offensive To Explain War
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/03/10/AR2006031001949_pf.html
AUGUST 21, 2006: Bush: “We’re not leaving [Iraq] so long as I’m the president.”
http://thinkprogress.org/2006/08/21/bush-on-911/
AUGUST 29, 2006: Rumsfeld calls war critics “quitters” who “blame America first” for giving “the enemy the false impression Americans cannot stomach a tough fight”
http://thinkprogress.org/2006/08/29/rumsfeld-war-critics/
AUGUST 30, 2006: Rumsfeld compares Iraq war critics to those who believed Hitler could be “appeased”
http://thinkprogress.org/2006/08/30/rumsfeld-war-critics-2/
OCTOBER 4, 2006: Al Qaeda letter says prolonging the Iraq war “is in our interest.”
http://www.ctc.usma.edu/harmony/CTC-AtiyahLetter.pdf
OCOTBER 14, 2006: Three in four Americans support bringing troops home from Iraq
http://www.foxnews.com/projects/pdf/FOX_234_release.pdf
NOVEMBER 8, 2006: Donald Rumsfeld resigns as Secretary of Defense.
http://thinkprogress.org/2006/11/08/president-bush-announces-rumsfelds-resignation/
NOVEMBER 29, 2006: Pentagon plans Iraq escalation.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15953835/
DECEMBER 5, 2006: Gates acknowledges U.S. is not winning the war in Iraq
http://thinkprogress.org/2006/12/05/gates-iraq-not-winning/
DECEMBER 6, 2006: Iraq Study Group Report released.
http://www.usip.org/isg/iraq_study_group_report/report/1206/index.html
You can download the report for yourself here:
http://www.usip.org/isg/iraq_study_group_report/report/1206/iraq_study_group_report.pdf
JANUARY 2, 2007: Gen. George Casey warns against troop escalation in Iraq.
http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F00F13FE3C540C718CDDA80894DF404482
JANUARY 10, 2007: New troops in Iraq lack needed armor.
http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/nationworld/iraq/bal-te.armor10jan10,0,2049191.story?coll=bal-iraq-headlines
JANUARY 22, 2007: Sen. John Warner (R-VA) introduces resolution opposing Bush’s Iraq plan
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/01/22/AR2007012200999.html
JANUARY 30, 2007: The Army and Marine Corps “are short thousands of vehicles, armor kits and other equipment needed to supply” the extra 21,500 troops President Bush plans to send to Iraq.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/01/29/AR2007012901584.html
FEBRUARY 2, 2007: National Intelligence Estimate on Iraq declares Iraq is worse than a civil war
FEBRUARY 2, 2007: National Intelligence Estimate on Iraq declares Iraq is worse than a civil war
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/02/02/AR2007020200685.html
FEBRUARY 6, 2007: Pace: Not enough equipment to support escalation
http://www.upi.com/NewsTrack/Top_News/20070206-023207-5140r
FEBRUARY 21, 2007: Tony Blair announces a timetable for the withdrawal of U.K. troops from Iraq.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/6380933.stm
MARCH 10, 2007: Senior Administration Official: “Right now there is no trend” that escalation is working
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/03/09/AR2007030902017.html
That's just some of the headlines and links that are related to the timeline of Bush's Illegal Occupation of Iraq to cover a few of them.
There are many many more at http://thinkprogress.org/iraq-timeline
You can take a look at them and read the articles, download the pdfs, and view the different videos.
http://thinkprogress.org/iraq-timeline

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