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Iraq battles for peace three years after US ‘victory’

Three years after US President George W. Bush declared an end to major combat, a raging insurgency and bitter sectarianism have engulfed Iraq as leaders struggle to form the first full-term post- Saddam Hussein government. On May 1, 2003, Bush declared that the war which toppled Saddam was over, giving hope to 27 million Iraqis that peace would finally prevail. “Major combat operations in Iraq have ended. In the battle of Iraq, the United States and our allies have prevailed,” Bush triumphantly told some 5,000 sailors aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier. Full Story

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