Bush at long last has his coveted war.
And even now this Administration can't bring itself to be honest:
Fleischer's brief announcement came at 9:45 p.m., about an hour and 45 minutes after Bush's deadline passed for Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein to leave the country or face military action.
"The opening stages of the disarmament of the Iraqi regime have begun," said Fleischer.
Just as Bush dishonestly conflated his unprovoked assault on Iraq with terrorism earlier today, Fleischer--despite his own earlier statement confirming that regime change is and always has been this Administration's goal, trots out the rationale he knows is easier to sell the public.
Just as the Administration led us to this war with lies, they begin their war with one.