The proclamation contained within it the sum total of all propaganda efforts of the United States security and military sectors, and its dependents, toward south-west Asia for the previous twenty one year period.
Bush stated in the proclamation that Iraq had successfully manufactured weapons of mass destruction (aka WMD) which he claimed were about to be used by the leadership of Iraq against the United States and its dependencies.
The proclamation was heavily laced with an insistence that the United States had pleaded with Iraq for many years to stay development of such weapons, and also that Iraq had actively belittled the United States wishes even when articulated through the United Nations (U.N.).
Throughout the proclamation, Bush insisted that the United States government had acted without fault throughout the period covered in the address, counter-weighted by an insistence that Iraq had acted with persistent hostility throughout the same period.
The proclamation was delivered to the American people via terrestrial and satellite broadcast in 13 minutes and 34 seconds.
Throughout most of the world, U.S. hostility toward Iraq was met with anger, derision and contempt for the U.S. administration and its multilateral dependencies. On February 15th 2003, this disgust for the U.S. administration manifested with a series of coordinated international anti-war protests that took place around the world attended by an estimated 30,000,000 people.
In Italy alone, the largest recorded anti-war protest ever to take place in modern history swept almost 3,000,000 people onto the streets of Rome. Throughout the period from February to March 2003, elicit contempt for worldwide public opinion manifested throughout many of the territories and dependencies of the United States Empire with public opinion simply being dismissed by a cabal of political opportunists desperate to facilitate and articulate the empires wishes. This act alone, revealed a chronic failure of democratic practise throughout the ranks of the empire.
On March 19th 2003 (EST), the sovereign nation state of Iraq was attacked by the United States Empire in an unprovoked assault. The attack was carried out by the United States Empire and its chief dependents, the United Kingdom, Australia and Poland. The attack brought to an end a concerted twenty one year policy of U.S. geostrategy in south-west Asia involving human rights abuses, war crimes, crimes against humanity and the herding of smaller nation states into client status for the purpose of the waging of war against their civilian populations...for geostrategic effect.
From March 19th 2003 to the present day, the reasons originally given to justify the assault have failed to solidify throughout the world's population, leaving a political crater at the epicentre of the empires sphere of influence.