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.
(FILE - U.S. Army Bradley fighting vehicles travel in a convoy through the dust carrying infantrymen just after crossing the border into southern Iraq on Friday, March 21, 2003. Allied forces combat units entered Iraq from the south on Friday, and bombed limited targets in Baghdad. (AP Photo/John Moore, File))