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picture looks distorted. >> perhaps there's hope for you after all. we are at a historic of the likes of which i never thought i'd see in my lifetime. >> we don't know the outcome of yesterday's vote. >> sometimes it seems we share a continent, but not a country. >> today thousands of lives were suddenly end ed by evil, despicable acts of terror. >> the world before 9/11 looks different than the world after nen >> every nation has a choice to make. in this conflict there's no neutral ground. . >> the facts show that saddam hussein and his regime are concealing weapons of mass destruction. >> in this battle against
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terrorism, there's no silver bullet. today america is again
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forging its future by choosing a man to lead us into the 201st century. this is cnn's coverage of election 2000. >> this is the last official stop of campaign 2000. >> people do what i think they are going to do, you're looking at the next president of the united states. >> the schedule over the last 48 hours reflected a major worry. florida, home of governor jeb bush. >> when he looked him in the eye and said florida is going to be bush/cheney country, i believe him. >> in texas george w. bush was a bipartisan. governor. at the time the state house was run by democrats. and he had a very good working relationship with him. >> we poured our hearts and souls into this campaign and the people are going to decide. >> indiana and kentucky, the polls have closed in those two states. our projected winner is george w. bush as expected. >> bush wins south carolina. vermont up this the green mountain state for al gore.
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>> a big call to make. cnn announces that we call florida in the al gore column. >> the roughly quarter, we and all the networks call florida for gore. how is bush possibly going to take because he's lost michigan and is going to lose pennsylvania. if anybody wins all three, it's over. >> you can bet bush will be mad that his brother wasn't able to carry the state for him. >> bush says he's not yet ready to concede florida. so that only complicates the evening just a little bit. >> the networks called this thing awfully early, but the people counting the votes are coming up with a different per spect issive. >> george bush was a confident man. i don't think he ever doubted he would get elected. >> new returns came in and the gore lead that was necessary to make this prediction et. evaporated. >> with the networks give us, the networks take earth away. nbc news is now taking florida
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out of vice president gore's column. >> as the night went on, it stayed close until at about 2:00 in the morning eastern time, it looked like it was going over. >> abc news is now going to project that florida goes to mr. bush. >> george walker bush, the new president of the united states, the governor of texas. >> at that point al gore called george w. bush to concede. by about 3:00 a.m. eastern time, the numbers start to wobble again. >> something to report in this unusual night. the vice president has recalled the governor and retracted his concession saying that florida is is too close right now. >> under florida law if the margin of victory is less than half percent, it's an automatic recount. >> mr. vice president, did you win the election, sir? >> we're having a great run here. >> a confident and seemingly
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relaxed al gore is effectively starting a second campaign for the wous. his campaign chairman in florida announcing the campaign will support lawsuits over the issue of ballot irregularities in palm beach. >> i cast a vote for gore, but at the same time, i must have punched the buchanan column as well. >> there was the butterfly ballot in palm beach county where an awful lot of people thought they were voting for al gore, but because of the way the ballot was designed, they ended up voting for pat buchanan. and believe me, those two candidates had nothing in common. >> good evening. >> do you think you got 3400 votes? >> yes, i did get 3400 vote, but i also agree many of those probably and were intended for al gore. i think if it hadn't been for the butterfly ballot, al gore would have been president of the united states. >> a hand recount of the vote is underway tonight in palm beach
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county. one of four florida counties which could determine who becomes the next president. >> there were four counties where we had concrete evidence of irregular lities so we asked for recounts in the four counties. >> the blame may fall squarely on a tiny piece of paper called a chad. it's what voters are supposed to punch out of paper ballot when is they make their choice. sometimes it sticks. >> the hanging one is is counted. the swing iing door is counted. the ones that are not counted are the ones that are just a little out but not through. >> the real issue at hand is the decision by florida secretary of state katherine harris to have all ballots from all counties turned in and certified by tomorrow night. >> i decided it is my duty under florida law to exercise my discretion in denying these requested amendments. >> the game was this. the democrats wanted to keep the
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recount going. the republicans wanted to stop it. >> they may keep asking for recount after recount after recount. but when is it going to end? >> each day was a drama and the gore forces had just one shot left. they could go to the florida supreme court. >> the court today issued its opinion by a vote of 4-3. it has ordered a manual recount of all votes in any florida county where it's not occurred. because time is of the the essence, the recount shall commence immediately. >> the florida supreme court issued an opinion changing the deadlines, changing the manner in which votes would be counted. we were stunned. so if if we challenged that in the united states supreme court. >> the votes are being counted and the television screen flashes that the supreme court
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in at 5-4 decision order the county to stop. it hasn't even been an argument of an appeal. >> here you had a conservative supreme court stepping in with the authority of the federal government to stop what was traditionally a local issue. it was the reverse of everything you heard from conservative. >> the wait is underway from a decision from the supreme court. a decision that could keep alive al gore's presidential hopes or kill them outright and hand the presidency to george bush. >> the system had never had this kind of stress test before and it failed. the result of all this, chaos and uncertainty as to who the president of the united states would be come january 20th. >> everybody in the country was on pins and needles. and those of us who were working to try to get the situation stabilized and over with were exhausted. >> i thought we were so clearly
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right that i thought there had to be a chance that i could persuade one of those five justices to change their minded. i hoped i could do it. i didn't. >> it was a very unusual late night ruling from the united states supreme court the decision ending any lingering hope of a et recount. >> the problem with bush v. gore is it looked so partisan. it ended in a 5-4 vote, but the conservatives in the majority. and so what's important here is to understand the bad taste in a lot of people's mouths. the outcome of the 2000 election i don't mean the fact that bush won. i mean the way he won. deep in skepticism about the impartiality of our institutions. >> whether you voted for me or not, i will do my best to serve is your interests and work to earn your respect. the presidency is is more than an honor. it's a charge to keep and i will
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don't feel that on day on his inauguration that you're watching the victor become president. >> sometimes et we share a continent but not a country. we do not accept this and this is my solemn pledge. i will work to build a single nation of justice and opportunity. >> early on bush is concerned about two things primarily. one is education and this initiative no child left behind. the other is tax cuts. >> bush comes into office essentially as a moderate conservative, a compassionate conservative. it's a pretty middle of the road presidency for his first few months. >> this is a cbs news special report. dan ratherer reporting from new york. good evening. president bush is about to announce an issue of his presidency. >> stem cells from human embryos -- >> the fact that that was one of his first major speeches to the
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nation tells a lot about the challenges that he thought were the greatest that he faced. what was he going to do when science and religion didn't take in the same place? boyer, thank thinks would change for him in a month. >> we're going to tell you what we know. we just got a report that there's been some sort of explosion at the world trade center in new york city. >> you're looking at the world trade center. we understand that a plane has crashed into the world trade center. we don't know anything more than that. >> as we all know, years ago there was that terrorist attack that took place on the ground and underground levels and garage levels. but again, it's a not to imply that we have any reason at this point to believe that this is terrorism or not. we simply don't know. >> have you seen any evidence of people being taken out of the
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building? of course, the major concern is human loss. >> another one just hit. something else just hit. a very large plane just hit. >> this is cbs news continuing live coverage of the apparent terrorist attacks today here in new york city. >> a large plane like a jet immediately headed directly into the world trade center. it just flew into the other tower coming from south to no h north. i watched the planes fly into the world trade center. >> oh my goodness, oh my goodness, we're looking at a live picture from washington. and there's smoke pouring out of the pentagon. >> in the nation's capital a state of emergency and emergency plan now in effect to keep the federal government running in an orderly way. >> where is the president of the united states? the president of the united states -- we don't know where he
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is. but the country needs to know where he is. >> there's a lot of confusion. it appears that an aircraft of some sort did hit the side of the pentagon. >> i need you to stop for a second. there's just been a huge explosion. i can't see that second tower. >> is there's go to the trade tower again baa we now have -- what do we have? >> it looks like a new plume of smoke. >> one can only hope the area has been evacuated but you wonder about the emergency vehicles and the people who might have been injured early in the morning. >> there was dust everywhere.
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>> i don't know where my peers are. i don't know if they got out okay. >> all of a sudden i heard rumbling and we started running away from it. the glass blew out o on to the sidewalk. >> i was thinking of going back, but it was chaos. i start to leave. i see people jumping from the top of the world trade center. >> it was unbelievable. this guy still trapped. we couldn't get to him.
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>> i'm just going to add to the chaos and trauma of the day to say a large plane has now crashed about 80 miles south of pittsburgh. >> we don't know where their destination was, what their target was. we can only presume or guess that they were short of the target. >> it would never be be the same for george w. bush. from that moment on, he would never again have the bandwidth to think about domestic problems. by september he still wasn't seen as a heavy weight. there was still questions. even from republicans who liked him could he handle this job if something big happens. and then something big happened. but in the early weeks of the crisis, george w. bush proved to be incredibly effective. >> the nation stands with the good people of new york city as we mourn the loss of thousands
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american people. so the minds that shift to try to prevent another 9/11. >> are you satisfied that osama bin laden is the kingpin? >> he's the prime suspect. if he thinks he can hide and run from the united states and our allies, he will be sorely mistaken. >> i joined the fbi in 1997. i was assigned to work terrorism. when we saw the planes hit the buildings, the world trade center, we knew it was al qaeda. there had been a progressive escalation in 1998. bin laden attacked in the embassies in east africa. two simultaneous attacks using suicide tactics. then the attack on the u.s.s. cole. something like 9/11 was the next logical continuation. >> afghanistan under the taliban regime had harbored al qaeda. so when the president meets with all of his national security
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advisers in camp david they decide d the taliban had to be uprooted if they were really going to get at bin laden. >> what's different here, what's changed in terms of u.s. policy is the president's determination to go after those nations and organizations and people that lend support. >> the obvious response is to go after al qaeda. but the administration needed somehow to show that it was serious. >> our war or terror begins with al qaeda, but it does notened there. it will not end until every terrorist group of global reach has been found, stopped and defeated. >> they said this has changed everything. the world was not going to be the same. and they us created what they called the global war on terror. >> president bush plans to sign the antiterrorism bill into law today after it was overwhelmingly approved by the senate. the legislation gives sweeping
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new powers to law enforcement including expanded wiretapping and surveillance authority. >> the most important part of the patriot act is the power of surveillance. some people are privately worried this is too much, but at the time in the aftermath of the anger and shock and horror, there's very strong support from both parties to pass it. >> this government will enforce this law with all the urgency of a nation at war. >> the politics of the time led to america's sort of tough war attitude. we were going to fight them here and we were going to fight them abroad. >> operation enduring freedom, the u.s. retaliation against osama bin laden in afghanistan is underway. u.s. tomahawk missiles delivered the first blows hitting military targets near kabul. >> it was a righteous war. we had every reason to go to afghanistan. we gave the taliban so many opportunities to give bin laden
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up, and they refused. >>. on my orders, the united states military has begun strikes against al qaeda terrorist training camps and military installations of the taliban regime in afghanistan. these carefully targeted actions are designed to disrupt the use of afghanistan as a terrorist base of operations. >> around the world there was enormous support for the war in afghanistan. there was a sense that osama bin laden and al qaeda had attacked not just the united states, but the security of the global community. the u.s. military mission to overthrow the taliban was very swift. it took only about six weeks to force the taliban out of kabul. >> tackling the taliban wasn't that difficult. toppling a government is one thing. to track down individual fugitives, that was difficult. >> the president's approach to this is that it will be continuous. but that it will be broadly b e
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based and it will be economic and plit us call and diplomatic as well as military overt and covert. >> the concept, especially by don rumsfeld, was we want a small footprint. there was some wisdom in that. they sent in a bunch of cia officers with suitcases full of money and hired a bunch of tribesmen to go after bin laden. >> command forces got within two miles of a cave complex where osama bin laden is believed to be holed up. they could not go any further without exposing themselves to fire. >> there was a moment where we had bin laden bottled up. we knew where he was, but the road to pakistan was left open. >> opposition and u.s. special operations forces rolled into. the mountains in pursuit of fleeing al qaeda fighters. but the pentagon says it's anyone's guess where bin laden is. >> al qaeda got away.
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bin laden went off to pakistan. but what was very striking is how quickly it turned to iraq. >> if i were saddam hussein, i would be thinking very carefully about the future and i would be looking very closely to see what happens with the taliban in afghanistan. to try our sprint network. been a better time because now, we have our new unlimited plus plan, it has hulu and all the tv and movies you love, tidal music streaming, 15gb mobile hotspot and full hd. we need to shout this deal from the rooftops. sprint's new unlimited plus plan, best deal ever! and it's all on the network built for unlimited. i think they heard me. switch to sprint's unlimited plus plan for just $42 per line, but hurry for a limited time it's now $22 per line when you bring or buy your phones. were great at being human. and if all of mankind were made up of kind women and kind men. it would be spectacular if the golden rule was golden to every man. and the good things that we ever did
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around the world, 20 terrorist suspects captured in afghanistan are settling in in an open air prison in the caribbean. >> shackled, hooded and sedated, they were loaded aboard a transport in kandahar with two guards for every prisoner. >> in many many cases, you had no idea how senior they were, how much information they had. you had to have a system to bring them somewhere and subject them to intensive interrogation. >> the bush administration decided to call them enemy combatants. they did not have prisoner of war status. they didn't want them to have those kinds of protections. >> across europe there had been complaints warning america won't win the war on terror if it gives up the high ground. >> some people said the president does not have unilateral power to deprive these people of any rights whatsoever. and it began to et erode international support for us. >> some say critics real
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complaint is less about how al qaeda prisoners are treated than it is about how america's acted on its own with no apologies. >> the president of the united states. >> the intensity of the early days of the war on terrorism started to concern some people. but you have to realize the country was different. people were shocked by what happened with 9/11. the bush administration used that. >> our war against terror is only beginning. >> there was this sense in the bush administration that there are these rogue states, which will take advantage of the chaos created by al qaeda. so even though bin laden has been captured, the united states is on the road to somewhere else. >> our goal is to prevent regimes of sponsor terror from threatening america with weapons of mass destruction. north korea is is a regime arming with missiles and weapons of mass destruction.
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they pursue weapons and exports terror. iraq continues to flaunt hostility toward america and support terror. the iraqi regime has plotted to develop anthrax and nerve gas and nuclear weapons for over a decade. states like these and their terrorist allies constitute an axis of evil arming to threaten the peace of the world. >> president bush, rumsfeld and cheney long before 9/11 wanted regime change in iraq. they felt like in the first persian gulf war in 1991 that the job was not done. when they started the war against terrorism, they saw that as a perfect opportunity. >> many americans weren't thinking of saddam hussein. they were thinking of osama bin laden. so it wasn't clear why this should be part of the war. >> the iraqi regime is possesses biological and chemical weapons. >> imagine a september 11th with
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weapons of mass destruction. >> we don't want the smoking gun to be a mushroom cloud. >> the administration had had to mount an argument and they did it by scaring us. >> simply stated, there is is no doubt that saddam hussein now has weapons of mass destruction, that he's amassing them to use against our allies and us. >> vice president cheney made repeated visits out to cia headquarters and it was quite clear what conclusions were very welcome at the white house and what conclusions were not. >> the bush administration found the intelligence it wanted and then sold that intelligence to the american public. >> why haven't our allies who presumably would know the same information come to the same conclusion? >> i don't think they know the same information. i think the fact is that in terms of the quality of our intelligence operation, i think we're gebetter than anybody els. >> i think that the world has to be presented with the
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information, with the intelligence that's available, a debate is needed within the international community. so that everybody can make a judgment about this. >> the white house denied reports of a division in the administration over how to handle saddam hussein. >> a white house spokesman says there's no internal rift insisting the administration speaks with one voice in demanding iraq be rid of all weapons of mass destruction. >> it turned out that there was this war within the bush administration among some very heavy hitters. >> colin powell is not a fan of invading iraq. he has a famous expression. the pottery barn rule, if you break it, it's yours. he knows if we go and break iraq, it's ours. we're going to have to rebuild it. on the other side, rumsfeld and cheney just want to go in. >> when you're dealing with terrorist networks that can attack at any time at any place using any technique, you know before you start you can't
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defend against that. therefore, you have no choice. we know they have weapons of mass destruction. we know they have active programs. there isn't any debate about it. >> powell was the odd man out here. he realized he couldn't affect the decision itself, so at this point, he switched gears to try to effect how the decision would be carried out. and persuaded the president to get public support. >> the democrats are opposed to the war. george bush is happy to have this become an issue. bush actually pushes the idea of having a resolution supporting the use of force in iraq before the congressional elections so that minutes of congress will feel compelled to vote for it. >> congressional opposition in both houses finally came down to a few hard core liberals who worry congress were giving up its right to declare war. it was a lonely fight when the white house invited a bipartisan crowd of supporters for an obvious show of power, opt
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opposition really began to melt. >> because i believe it's important for america to speak with one voice at this critical moment, i will vote to give the president the authority he needs. >> it was one of the hardest decisions i had made even though i had a great deal of skepticism and concern, i felt it was important to give our commander-in-chief the benefit of the doubt as well. >> for critics of the war, it was very difficult to argue against it. because the memory of september 11th meant that those who were aggressive had the upper hand. >> in balancing the risks of action versus inaction, i think new yorkers who have gone through the fires of hell may be more attune to the risk of not acting. i know that i am. >> president bush says america has spoken with one voice. early this morning the senate voted 77-23 to clear the way for the president to use force against iraq if necessary. the vote came hours after the house gave overwhelming appro l
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approval. >> the united states in 2002 was not a normal america. we had been attacked in a way we never had been attacked before. it was a whole new game. and as a result, president bush had a mandate to do whatever he wanted. >> the days of iraq acting as an outlaw state are coming to an end. join t-mobile. and get netflix included for the whole family. so you can get lost in space in your own backyard... or get pumped up for your grand entrance. only t-mobile lets you watch your favorite movies and shows in more places, without paying more. get an unlimited family plan with netflix on us. and right now at t-mobile, buy one samsung galaxy s9 and get one free.
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hopes of mankind. by heritage and by us choice, the united states of america will make that stand and delegates to the united nations, you have the power to make that stand as well. thank you very much. >> as bush is now seriously preparing for the invasion of iraq, he realizes he's going to have to make a public case not just to the american people but to the world. >> no one should have any illusions what the president of united states is talking about is a new war against iraq with the purpose of removing from power saddam hussein. >> you have a dictator there who is not obeying resolutions. so i think there's a strong case for action. >> a deal was reached, a vote taken and now the u.n. security council made it clear that weapons inspectors in or else.
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>> they pushed hard to get the security council to adopt a resolution demanding saddam hussein readmit inspectors. he agreed to to. >> the outcome of the current crisis is already determined. a full disarmament of weapons of mass destruction will occur. the only question for the iraqi regime is to decide how. >> weapons inspectors are confident their first few days there have gone smoothly. that includes the rights to make surprise checks on so-called special sites including presidential palaces. >> when the regime reedadmitted the inspectors, they were making progress, but they simply did not have enough time to really find out anything of significance. >> at this point, the security council was very much against an invasion. so it was decided in the white house that they had to make one more push and really say we've got the evidence. who better to do that than
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powell. >> the secretary's presentation is intended to win the security council's authorization for military action to disarm iraq. in the end, president bush says he does not need the authorization. >> in the vice president's office, they had already written a speech for powell. it was every rumor, every bit of unverified intelligence they had ever gotten and he got it and looked at it and said i'm not going to give this speech. >> et he spent a few days at the cia going over all their intelligence. and the majority of it was discarded. >> our conservative estimate is that iraq today has a stockpile of between 100 and 500 tons of chemical weapons agent, a major who defected confirmed that iraq has mobile biological research laboratories. saddam hussein already possesses two out of the threekey components needed to build a nuclear bomb.
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>> powell had some doubts, but i think those doubts were pretty much dispelled by the director of central intelligence. >> he insists that george sit behind him, be right there in the television shot in order to show that the intelligence community stands behind this. >> i can trace the story of a senior terrorist operative telling how iraq provided training in these weapons to al qaeda. >> you could sense the tension in the room, the audience was riveted by what he had. he held up a little vile claiming this was what a vile of anthrax looked like and how deadly it could be. there were all kinds of graphics. there were excerpts of conversations picked up by electronic surveillance intercepts. >> we must not shrink from whatever is ahead of us. we must not fail in our duty to the citizens of the countries represented by this body. >> this was perhaps the most dramatic presentation at the u.n. in half a century.
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america essentially trying to win the world over for a war it now believes is necessary. the skeptics shaking their heads. the stakes couldn't be higher. >> millions of demonstrators tushed out to protest the use of force against. iraq. >> you have massive numbers of people in the united states and across the globe pouring into the streets to demonstrate. in fact, it stands today as the largest single demonstration against war in our history. >> there's no question about it that the majority of the country was strongly behind invading iraq. those of us whether you're on the left or the right who
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opposed that feeling after the 9/11 horrors were considered unpatriotic. >> within the bush administration, you had the vice president cheney, secretary of defense rumsfeld, hardliners, those who wanted to take more dra mmatic action. there was a momentum that the international . >> the united nations security council has not lived up to its responsibilities, so we will rise to ours. sadaam hussein and his sons must leave iraq within 48 hours. their refusal to do so will result in military conflict, commenced at a time of our choosing. the 2000s is brought to you by --
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thought that what we were doing might have consequences we couldn't imagine. >> the u.s. war to oust hussein intensified, the air campaign began on baghdad and elsewhere. >> the rest of the world saw this as a war of aggression. >> my fellow citizens, at this hour, american and coalition forces are in the early stages of military operations to disarm iraq, to free its people, and to defend the world from grave danger. >> it's getting much, much closer. all the air defenses are opening up around me at the moment. massive shock below, coming through our windows. >> the invasion and the toppling of sadaam was quite easy. the entire campaign did not take more than a month. >> we see the coalition forces advanced from southern iraq near the kuwaity border.
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and now into baghdad, it's taken 22 days of war for the coalition to get this far. >> i was privileged to command the 101st airborne division. we liberated the first major city in iraq, then moved into baghdad. >> the man who ruled here so brutally and absolutely for almost 25 years has vanished. >> the closer we got, the more they knew sadaam was finished, and they were glad to show it. >> the troops were very welcome. shiites were joyful, running through the streets, the iconic image of the big statue of sadaam hussein being pulled over with some help from u.s. troops. >> this is george w. bush, the president of the united states. at this moment, the regime of sadaam hussein is being removed from power. and a long era of fear and cruelty is ending. the government of iraq and the future of your country will soon belong to you.
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>> things, however, very quickly started to turn dicey. >> the city of baghdad has now experienced five days of looting. government ministries, hospitals, museums, the homes of the wealthy and even the palaces of sadaam hussein have been stripped bare. >> we saw the looting and the total disorder in the streets and frankly, the indifference on the part of american authorities to what was happening. >> the pentagon says coalition forces will indeed get that unrest under control. that has not yet happened. >> it wasn't just that there was disorder. the society is being torn apart and there's nobody in control. and that was our fault. >> mr. bush declared an end to the military phase of the war in iraq and called the battle a victory in the war against terrorism. >> the administration's very intent on actions that show to the public things are going well. so on may 1st, 2003, bush flies
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out to a ship near san diego and gives this speech where he talks about just how well the operation had gone. and the navy had hung a banner in the background that said mission accomplished. >> the transition from dictatorship to democracy will take time, but it is worth every effort. our coalition will stay until our work is done, and then we will leave, and we will leave behind a free iraq. >> since the start of the war the president's job performance has jumped ten points from 67% to 77% as of this evening. >> of course, the mission was far from accomplished. in fact, what was actually happening at this moment was a real insurgency was beginning to gather steam. >> the jubilant mood among the very iraqis who suffered most under sadaam's regime was not
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felt across most of the capital where some violence remained. >> it was starting to appear to me this was not going to end the way it had been briefed. you could just see that this country was probably going to crack. >> the united states learned the hard way that removing a tyrant is not the same thing as ushering in democracy. it's much less difficult in many instances to get rid of the old than it is to help bring about something that's new and better and enduring. >> it may seem an ungracious note on which to end, but the euphoria, ripping down sadaam's pictures, toppling his statues, those are the benign photogenic events that can delude us into misunderstanding what lies ahead. there are hundreds of thousands of scores to be settled in this country. blood debts to be repaid. the u.s. military doesn't want to get into the middle of that, but if it doesn't, there are likely to be lynchings and massacres that will sicken the
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world and make the establishment of a new government hideously complicated. it is good that people are finally able to believe that sadaam's regime has been crushed. the military victory was difficult enough. but now comes the hard part. the theme of sex in comedy is like there's a huge flowchart and everything leads to sex. >> good thing i care about the sex. >> it is the number one past time of all human beings. >> i guarantee if there is life on mars, they're getting it too. >> i think we should get naked. >> sex is ridiculous, andt'

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