The Iraq war began on March 20, 2003, to rid Iraq of a dictator and eliminate his weapons of mass destruction. The images remain fresh even as the memories fade - the blinding flash of "shock and awe" bombing, the square-jawed confidence of an American president leading his people into war, the cowering prisoner trembling on the ground in the face of a small piece of American power.
(In this Dec. 6, 2011 photo, photo, giant busts of former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein lie in a scrap yard in Baghdad, Iraq. A decade on from the invasion that ousted the strongman, Iraqis still grapple with the country�s postwar identity and how muchshould be done to wipe away the dictator's influence. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban))