the_most_memorable_image_of_the_invasion
the most memorable image of the invasion
An "Icon" of United States in
the Sphere of Freedom_and_Democracy:-

Army Stage-Managed Fall of Hussein Statue

Jul 3, 7:55 AM ET

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=2026&ncid=2026&e=6&u=/latimests/20040703/ts_latimes/armystagemanagedfallofhusseinstatue

It was a Marine colonel not joyous Iraqi civilians, as was widely assumed from the TV images who decided to topple the statue, the Army report said. 040703
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kx21 The landmark statue of Saddam_Hussein in Baghdad's Firdos Square:-

http://i.cnn.net/cnn/2003/WORLD/meast/04/09/sprj.irq.war.main/vert.statue.jpg
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Fallen leader
April 9: NBC's Katie Couric and Tom Brokaw narrate as Iraqi civilians and American forces dismantle a symbolic statue of Saddam Hussein in central Baghdad.

Today show

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/4703163

The War in Iraq 10 / 10
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kx21 iLink:- a_point_in_time 040703
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pete The dead American soldier being carried by four of his comrades into the vehicle they just came out of. (Black American soldier, colour doesn't matter to me but to some it may.) I don't know if it was ever published in any newspaper, but I saw it on CBC's Deadline: Iraq when, at the Media Conference, they played it with the directors there. 040704
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sameolme Bush Boy struting his stuff on the deck of the aircraft carrier. 040704
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Oops... What's_the_'Point'? 040704
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a sign of failure Found A_point_in_time:-

President Bush declared an end to major combat in Iraq during a speech from the deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln.

http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2003/05/iraq/20030501-15.html#

For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
May 1, 2003

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you all very much. Admiral Kelly, Captain Card, officers and sailors of the USS Abraham Lincoln, my fellow Americans: Major combat operations in Iraq have ended. In the battle of Iraq, the United States and our allies have prevailed. (Applause.)
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"Mission Accomplished" http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/2994345.stm

http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/39167000/jpg/_39167253_bushmission203ap.jpg
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WASHINGTON (CNN) White House pressed on 'mission accomplished' sign
Navy suggested it, White House made it, both sides say

Wednesday, October 29, 2003 Posted: 9:18 AM EST (1418 GMT)

http://www.cnn.com/2003/ALLPOLITICS/10/28/mission.accomplished/

What was once viewed as a premier presidential photo op continues to dog President Bush six months after...

http://i.cnn.net/cnn/2003/ALLPOLITICS/10/28/mission.accomplished/vstory.bush.banner.afp.jpg
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Senate Intelligence Committee ***
* Bush Administration
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Report: War Rationale Based on CIA Error

1 hour, 30 minutes ago

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20040710/ap_on_go_co/senate_intelligence_report&cid=512&ncid=716

the panel's Republican chairman said Congress might not have approved the Iraq war had lawmakers known the truth.
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The Financial Times Politicians must not escape blame over Iraq intel errors: British press

23 minutes ago

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/afp/20040710/wl_afp/us_intelligence_iraq&cid=1512&ncid=1480

"politicians who must account for the death and destruction of the Iraq war -- and the consequences as they continue to unfold".
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Moment_of_truth Coalition_records_its_1000th_death_in_iraq 040709
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and More_than_11317_Iraqi_civilians_have_been_killed in US-led War - Invasion and Occupation in Iraq Since 20 March 2003 040709
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911 a_wonrg_war_in_21k since March 2003:-

At_least_7026_US_troops_have_been_wounded_in_iraq

and

more_than_1000_'full_sized_commemorative_coffins'...

US Military Injury_'Toll" and Death_'Toll" as of

2004 Sep. 11 (911)
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911 To be precise:-

a_wrong_war_in_21k since March 2003:-

At_least_7026_US_troops_have_been_wounded_in_iraq

and

more_than_1000_'full_sized_commemorative_coffins'...

US Military Injury_'Toll' and Death_'Toll' as of

2004 Sep. 11 (911)
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* an "amazing" newslink "...the time has come for ordinary Iraqis to realize that they
not the Americans will ultimately decide who prevails in this conflict."

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the deadliest day for American forces since they invaded Iraq 22 months ago.
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* _'deadliest_day'_ * 050127
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30 minutes ago America's_embassy_in_Baghdad_hit__... 050129
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1 hour 34 minutes ago Iraq rebuilding operations branded scandalous by US Democrats

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17 minutes ago Top Iraq Rebels Elude Intensified U.S. Raids

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but have scored few gains against the 30 or so most wanted rebels, according to senior U.S. military officers here... 050215
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... the insurgency remains driven largely by Saddam_Hussein loyalists... 050215
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What Clinton Said OOps...

Washington's_'number_five'_security_threat
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. that the Iraq war had drained vital resources from the US battle against al-Qaeda. 040805
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An "amazing" newslink "that at the time of the Iraq war, Saddam_Hussein was only Washington's number five security threat."
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from seven to 12 years NIE: 2252005 050226
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40 minutes ago U.S. Military Dead in Iraq Rises to 1,500... 050302
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5 hours ago 4132005 050413
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... We've just started in Iraq: Bush

http://dailytelegraph.news.com.au/story.jsp?sectionid=1268&storyid=2959970

insurgents had infiltrated the security ministries...
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* more_than_a_million_question___ * 050413
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123 522005 30 minutes ago

US: Iraq is the new Afghanistan
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U.S. WASHINGTON: Iraq is now the new Afghanistan used by jehadi groups to train Islamic terrorists, the
State Department's Country Reports on Terrorism for 2004 has said. ...
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. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1095899.cms 050502
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1570 Iraq insurgency could last years:

General Richard B Myers, the Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff

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