At Least Some Fighting Has Started

ThisisLondon: The war has started
I haven’t seen anything yet that says President Bush has given the word to the military or called Congressional leaders, but at least some fighting has started and you could perhaps consider this the beginning of hostilities.

British and American troops were involved in fierce fighting near Iraq’s main port today as the war to topple Saddam Hussein began.

The firefight broke out near Basra as men of the Special Boat Service targeted the strategically vital city and the oilfields in southern Iraq.

At the same time allied troops were flooding into the demilitarised zone on the Iraqi border with Kuwait 40 miles away to take up positions for an all-out invasion.

Cruise missiles were also loaded onto B52 bombers at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire, a clear sign that the bombardment of Baghdad could be only hours away.

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