Bush says Iraq war is over – Middle East Monitor
On 1 May 2003, just six weeks into the US-led war on Iraq, US President George W. Bush delivered a victory speech aboard the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln, announcing the end of major combat operations in Iraq and declaring victory in the war. . The speech was given in front of a large banner that read ‘Mission Accomplished’. Saddam was captured later that year in December and subsequently hanged in 2006.
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