The Iraq War

Iraq War

The beginning

03/20/2003

President Bush announces the start of the war. The invasion begins.

Collapse

04/09/2003

Saddam Hussein's rule collapses when a good portion of Baghdad comes under the control of America. Iraqis are cheerful and happy and welcoming to the Americans.

Boom

08/19/2003

A suicide bomber driving a cement mixer full of explosives crashes (on purpose) into the United Nations compound. 17 killed and 100 wounded.

Arrested

12/13/2003

Saddam Hussein is arrested without a fight. He was found crouching in an eight foot hole.

Private Security Dies

03/31/2004

Four Blackwater private security employees are killed. Two bodies were hung from a bridge over the Euphrates river and they were mutilated.

Two days ahead of schedule

06/28/2004

After fifteen months of Saddam Hussein's removal of power, American authorities transfer sovereignty of Iraq to it's new leaders.

1,000+ deaths

09/07/2004

The death toll of American military pass the 1,000 mark and

Election

01/30/2005

The first free election in 50 years occurs and many Iraqis come despite suicide bombers, death threats, and mortar rounds.

Tribute

10/26/2005

The nations pays tribute to those 2,000 service members that lost there lives since the invasion in 2003

Golden Dome

02/22/2006

A bomb shatters the golden dome at the Askariya shrine in Samarra. (A shiite shrine) Many are angry and chant for revenge also attacking many Sunni shrines.

The hanging

12/30/2006

Saddam Hussein is hung before dawn at an execution during morning call to prayer.