2003• March 19: Bush launches invasion of Iraq• March 30: “We know where the WMDs are”• April 9: Saddam statue toppled• May 1: Major combat operations in Iraq have ended• May 29: We found the WMD• August 7: Attack on Jordan Embassy: 11 killed in car bomb• August 20: Attack on United Nations Headquarters in Baghdad: 16 died.• December 14: Saddam is captured
2004• January 17: 500 soldiers died in Iraq since the invasion.• March 5: Former U.N weapons inspector declares Iraq war illegal• May 1: Bush declare life in Iraq is improving; since Saddam Hussein is in jail, there has been a significant improvement in daily life.• June 28: U.S transfers sovereignty to Iraq• October 7: Duelfer Report: Saddam Hussein did not have WMD at the time of the U.S invasion• November 8: U.S forces launch an all-out attack on Fallujah; largest U.S military operation since the invasion.
2005• January 12: WMD search is over in Iraq.• August 31: Nearly 1,000 Shiite Muslims killed in a stampede during a religious festival.• September 30: Army misses recruiting target by a lot.• October 13: Bush administration pays no attention to warnings of post-war chaos.• October 15: Iraqis vote to ratify draft constitution• November 8: Evidence emerged that the United States dropped massive quantities of white phosphorus on Fallujah, Iraq, during the attack in November of the previous year.• December 15: Iraqis vote to elect members of the Iraq assembly• December 18: “[M]uch of the intelligence turned out to be wrong” – President Bush
2006• January 6: Approximately 140 killed in Iraq.• April: former CIA agent revealed that Bush was told before the war that Iraq did not have WMD. Also, Powell says that Bush went into Iraq without enough troops.• May 20: Prime Minister Maliki oversees the formation of Iraq’s first permanent constitutional government since the fall of Sadam Hussein.• August 15: report of 3,438 Iraqi civilians died in July.• September 24: New National Intelligence reveals that the Iraq war has increased the terrorist threat.• November 5: Saddam sentenced to death by hanging for the killing of 148 Shiites.• November 27: NBC news decides to classify the war in Iraq as a civil war.• December 8: 71% of Americans disapprove of how Bush is handling the war.• December 30: Saddam executed by hanging.
2007• January 11: 70% of Americans disapprove of Bush sending more troops into Iraq.• January 26: The White house has authorized the killing of any Iranians who are working with the Iraqi’s militia.• January 30: Army and Marine crops are short of military supplies.• February 22: Iraqi insurgents use chlorine bombs, a new type of chemical weapon.• March 24: Record high percentage of Americans believe that the Iraq war is not worth fighting anymore.• Mach 29: Senate passes Iraq withdrawal, regardless of a threat veto from Bush.• April 9: Tens of thousands of Iraqis gather to protest U.S presence in Iraq.• April 26: Senate passes withdrawal bill, which Bush vetoes in May.• June 7: 3,500 U.S troops have been killed since the war began.• November24: U.S starts the first major pull-out from Iraq.
2008• January 22: Study finds hundreds of Bush administration lies.• February 25-26: Turkey attacks rebels and Iraq calls on the U.S to intervene on the Turkish incursion.• February 28: Sunni forces losing patience with the United States for their insufficient U.S support and struggling Iraqi government• February 29: Turkey says its withdrawing its troops from Iraq• March 2: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadeinjad visits Iraq and hundreds of Sunnis protest his visit• March 16: Millions of people in Iraq are still deprived of clean water and medical care.
• July 2: Iraqi parliament passed provincial elections bill but faces trouble as the presidency might not pass it.• September 17: Syria appoints ambassador to Iraq.• November 17: Iraq’s cabinet approves of Status of Force Agreement; final date for American troop departure is a step closer.• November 27: Iraqi parliament passes agreement; the Parliament ratified a security agreement that sets the end of the United States role in the war and marks the beginning of new relationships with countries.
2009• February 6: Prime Minister Nouri Maliki has won a victory in provincial elections across Iraq.• March 9: 12,00 U.S troops to leave Iraq; Obama announces to pull them out by August 2010.• March 22: Chaos feared as U.S closes a prison in southern Iraq.• June 30: U.S withdraws its remaining combat troops from Iraqi cities.• October 16: Sadrists push electoral reform; an anti-American party is speeding ahead with the electoral reform.
2010• March 17: Iraq calls on U.S help to beat refugee crisis.• April 20: U.S military death toll in Iraq reaches 4,392• August 31: Obama declares end to combat mission in Iraq. His primary job goes to getting the economy back together and other domestic issues.• December 31: Iraq approves of new government.
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