President George W. Bush speaks with British Prime Minister Tony Blair during a phone call in the Oval Office, Sunday morning, Dec. 14, 2003.
100 Days of Progress In Iraq
100 days ago major combat operations ended and the Iraqi
people were liberated from the brutal regime of Saddam Hussein.
Since then, there have been 100 days of progress in the reconstruction
of Iraq and the renewal of the Iraqi people.
President George W. Bush discusses the future of Iraq
at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center in Dearborn,
Mich., Monday, April 28, 2003. "I have confidence
in the future of a free Iraq. The Iraqi people are fully
capable of self-government," said the President.
White House photo by Tina Hager
President Bush Meets with Iraqi Women Leaders
President Bush on Monday said, "I'm seated here with five courageous, brave Iraqi women who believe
in the people of Iraq, believe in the future of Iraq, who love their freedoms, who look forward to working
to see that their nation is a free and peaceful country."
President Discusses Freedom in the Middle East
Speaking at the 20th Anniversary of the National Endowment for Democracy, President Bush said, "The establishment of a free Iraq at the heart of the Middle East will be a watershed event in the global democratic revolution."
A soldier from
the 422nd Civil Affairs Battalion speaks with a boy, while bags of
rice and wheat are delivered to a village near the city of Najaf in
central Iraq on April 04, 2003, during Operation Iraqi Freedom. (DoD
photo by Staff Sgt. Kevin P. Bell, U.S. Army.)
News accounts today paint a vivid picture of joy and relief inside
Iraq. American and coalition troops are being welcomed by smiling
Iraqis. Their voices have been silenced for too long, but now they
are heard inside Iraq and around the world.
Tales of Saddam's Brutality Over 30 years, many Iraqis were tortured, mutilated, and executed by their government. Perceptions of disloyal behavior would land entire families in jail ... or worse. Now, the people of Iraq are free from fear of Saddam and his regime. They are telling reporters their stories of unspeakable acts of brutality.