Milestones: 11 Years Ago In TIME

Once again, the U.S., led by a President named Bush, has placed a deadline on SADDAM HUSSEIN, as a prelude to what seems a nearly inevitable war. A little more than a decade ago, TIME was chronicling the same sort of waiting game:

These are the longest days. Time moves in slow motion. An entire world waits with shallow breath, and the news never ends. Snippets of hope are dashed almost as quickly as they appear, only to be succeeded by fresh rumors of a peaceful exit. In a sense, it is all familiar. End games fascinate. In school, where we...

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