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.
Flames erupt from a building hit with a TOW missile launched by soldiers of the Army�s 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) in Mosul, Iraq on July 21, 2003. Saddam Hussein�s sons Qusay and Uday were killed in a gun battle as they resisted effortsby coalition forces to apprehend and detain them. (AP Photo/U.S. Army, Spc. Robert Woodward, File)