Thursday, March 20, 2008

Five Years Ago

On March 20, 2003, the United States began a military campaign against Iraq called "Shock and Awe." Shock and awe, technically known as rapid dominance, is a military doctrine based on the use of overwhelming decisive force and spectacular displays of power to paralyze an adversary's perception of the battlefield and destroy its will to fight.

On May 1, 2003, President George W. Bush declared the end of major combat operations in Irag and said to a group of soldiers on the deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln "Because of you, our nation is more secure. Because of you, the tyrant has fallen, and Iraq is free."

May 20, 2008...

Still shocked. Still awed.