Congress Authorizes Use Of Force In Iraq

2002

President George W. Bush pushes for an invasion of Iraq, arguing that the country has terrorist links and possesses weapons of mass destruction. On Oct. 11, the Senate joins the House in granting him authority to commit U.S. forces. Bush is unable to gain U.N. support, however. The United States attacks on March 19, 2003, but no weapons of mass destruction are found.