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 Nurse supervisor Patrick McAndrew tries to save the life of an American soldier by giving him CPR on a stretcher as he arrived at a military hospital in Baghdad, Iraq on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2004. The soldier was fatally wounded in a Baghdadfirefight with insurgents. (AP Photo/John Moore, File))