From the Wash. Post:
Bush to Issue Ultimatum in Televised Address Tonight
President Expected to Say That Hussein Needs to Leave to Avoid War
By Scott Lindlaw
Associated Press Writer
Monday, March 17, 2003; 10:18 AM
Abandoning diplomacy, President Bush gave Saddam Hussein a final ultimatum Monday to leave Iraq or face a U.S.-led war.
Bush planned a White House address at 8 p.m. EST to explain his decision.
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