Three Years of War in Iraq: a Timeline
Posted on Mar 21, 2006
The blog ThinkProgress has put together a stellar walk-through of the major events of the conflict.
Today marks the three-year anniversary of the invasion of Iraq. ThinkProgress has created a timeline that tells the story of the Iraq war over the past 36 months.
Prior to the war, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld claimed the Iraq war might last “five days or five weeks or five months, but it certainly isn’t going to last any longer than that.” But as the war has intensified and escalated into a “long, hard slog,” some of the critical details have faded from our memories.
The timeline catalogues the key events, quotes and pictures of the war. Check it out and spread the word. And make sure to tell us what we missed in the comments section.
President Bush gives his now-infamous “Mission Accomplished” Iraq war victory speech aboard a U.S. aircraft carrier, March 1, 2003.