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Crossword Review: Iraq Timeline

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2. The northern front of Iraq is controlled by these people.

5. U.S. ground troops entered southern Iraq from this country.

6. After Chief UN Inspector Hans Blix said that slight progress had been made in Iraq's cooperation, massive ____________ demonstrations occur around the world.

8. In his 2003 State of the Union address, President Bush said that he is ready to attack Iraq even without a UN _________.

12. On Nov. 18, 2002, UN inspectors returned to Iraq for the first time in _________ years.

13. This country, along with U.S. and Britain, submitted a resolution to the UN Security Council that said it was time to take action against Iraq.

16. Gen. Jay Garner lost his job to Paul Bremer because of the continuation of this in Iraq.

19. On April 18, 2003, this general was put in charge of running post-war Iraq until a new government could be created.

20. This country was joined by France and Germany in submitting an informal counter-resolution to the UN to make military options against Iraq a last resort.

21. Britain, the United States and this country deployed 200,000 troops to Iraq.


1. The city of Saddam Hussein's birth and also the last city to exhibit strong Iraqi resistance.

3. UN weapons inspector Hans Blix attempted to protect this country when he told Iraq to destroy its Al Samoud 2 missiles.

4. Operation Iraqi Freedom begins with an attack on this city.

6. The name of the doctrine that argues the U.S. must strike first to prevent a potential threat from growing into an actual one.

7. President Bush identified North Korea, Iraq and __________ as being part of an "axis of evil."

9. This is the second largest city in Iraq. Forces from Great Britain occupied it.

10. President Bush said that Saddam Hussein had 48 of these to get out of Iraq.

11. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has been criticized for not deploying enough _________ troops.

14. Pfc. Jessica Lynch was rescued from a hospital in this city.

15. President Bush has stated that the evidence supporting the claim that Iraq tried to buy this metal from Africa was unsubstantiated and he should not have included this information in his State of the Union address.

17. When none of these were found, both U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell and British Prime Minister Tony Blair said they did not distort evidence to justify an attack on Iraq.

18. These sanctions would allow more civilian goods to enter Iraq while restricting the entry of military supplies.

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