Timelines and deadlines
On Nov. 8th, 2002, the United Nations security council passed UN resolution 1441 which re-established the inspections regime in Iraq. On March 20th, 2003, the United States, claiming that Hussein has failed to live up to the terms of 1441 and other UN resolutions, begins the invasion of Iraq. On April 9th, 2003 the statue of Saddam Hussein is toppled in Baghdad. Scattered fighting continues for several days, but many would go on to portray this as the day Hussein fell and America...sorry, the "coalition"...seized control of the country of Iraq. 11/8/2002 to 3/20/2003 is a span of 133 days. 133 days is all Bush gave Saddam to come clean about his weapons program. 62 days have passed since the fall of Hussein and no WMD have been found. That leaves 71 more days (August 20th, 2003) for Bush to surpass the period he set for Saddam. Think he will make it?