“Shock and Awe” The Beginning of the 2003 Invasion of Iraq (CNN Live Coverage)

The air strike begins around 40:30

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This is a recording I made of CNN’s coverage of the “Shock and Awe” campaign conducted at that time. I copied this off of my VHS tape. I’m merely uploading this for historical purposes. Most tapes I see of this are only about ten minutes long. This is just over two hours. It covers from 8:19 PM to around 10:30 PM (Baghdad local time). The “Shock and Awe” campaign starts at 9:00 PM or about 40:30 . This video includes post-bombing statements from Secretary of the State Donald Rumsfeld, and Air Force General, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Richard Myers among others. 1:17:22

This is only for historical purposes. It is in no way meant to glorify, or denounce these events. I’m not uploading this for monetary gain. I’m merely sharing this with others who may wish to see it.

In his memoir, “Decision Points,” Bush wrote about how he felt sick to his stomach when he found there were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.

“I felt terrible about it,” Bush stated in 2010. “On the other hand, those reports did point out that Saddam Hussein was very dangerous, that he had the capacity to make weapons. I’m convinced that if he were still in power today, the world would be a lot worse off.”


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  1. In 1878, A parrot was seen sitting in a tree in Basra Iraq and was mumbling to himself something about a kangaroo terrorising the city..
    Locas in the area were being killed in their thousands and the parrot reported the whole incident which lasted for 19 weeks and 6 days..🐦🐦🐦🐦🐹🐹🐹🐹🐹🐹🐹🐹🐹

  2. The problem is there are some real nice people in the middle east but there is just not enough to stand up for themselves they always have to kill each other or take it out on the rest of the world for their shitty dictators ruining their country and now in 2017 they are working on wrecking all the rest of the civilized country , there is one answer leave them in their own country to figure it out stop the immigration.

  3. 3000 tomahawks ,satellite & laser guided weapons,cruise missiles ,arieal bobardment, guided weapons,debled uranium shells and they want north korea to dispand Nuks for world peace.They wrould rather live in a shithole than become like Iraq.

  4. All those americans who r cheering for this war wont be so happy when their families ARE dying due to radiation of THE north korean nukes. BUT I WILL FOR SURE 😀😀😀😁😁😁😁XD

  5. Everybody who thnkis 9/11 was not an inside job after so many, evidence etc. is just braindead. Americans are good people but their goverment is just pure evil. But back there we peaople of Poland were also thinking that its all true so we helped im now very ashamed. But me as a citizen can be wrong and ashamed for this bullshit that i belived, unfortunalty politics can't and never say that they were wrong because they would lost their carereers money and power. sorry for bad english im Polish. ps This is a crazy world we live in.

  6. so much for "shock and awe", now it's 4 month from year 2018, Saddam is long gone. America is still stuck in Iraq. All the shiny toys, "full spectrum dominance", ain't mean nothing in the face of mother history.

“Shock and Awe” The Beginning of the 2003 Invasion of Iraq (CNN Live Coverage)

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