Highlights of This Page
Capture of Jessica Lynch and Shoshona Johnson by Iraqi forces; days later, US forces fake a dramatic "rescue" of Lynch for the media. Salman Pak overrun; no evidence of biological warfare or terrorist training found. Ahmad Chalabi takes power in Iraq. US tanks shell a Baghdad hotel, killing 3 journalists. Fall of Baghdad; Saddam Hussein flees. GOP operative Katrina Leung exposed as a Chinese spy. Massive looting in Iraqi cities goes unchecked by US troops. Halliburton and Bechtel take over reconstruction efforts in Iraq. Bush administration begins to back off on WMD story, and instead cites "humanitarian reasons" justifying invasion. Coalition Provisional Authority formed. Bush orders US troops to leave Saudi Arabia. US forces find documents detailing plans for post-Saddam insurgency.
"If any question why we died,
Tell them, because our fathers lied." -- Rudyard Kipling