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Jan 13th, 2010

Summary: Weekly report of U.S. military deaths in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan), compiled from U.S. Department of Defense News Releases. … One-year retrospective: One year ago today, on January 13, 2009, Aubrey Immelman, responding to the final press conference of the Bush presidency in which George W. Bush reflected on the run-up to the Iraq war, noted that in response to President Bush’s ultimatum to Iraq to disclose illegal weapons and disarm — or face serious consequences — Saddam Hussein on December 7, 2002 apologized for invading Kuwait in 1990 and delivered a 11,800-page weapons disclosure to U. N. inspectors in Baghdad, which he said proved that Iraq had no illegal weapons programs.