"TIMELINE: Four Years Of War In Iraq"
Next Monday marks four years since the invasion of Iraq. ThinkProgress has created a detailed timeline that captures the story of the Iraq war over the past 48 months.
As the war has intensified and escalated, some of the critical details have faded from our memories. Some notable events from the timeline:
APRIL 28, 2004: Images of torture at Abu Ghraib are revealed
SEPTEMBER 23, 2004: Bush: “I saw a poll that said the right track/wrong track in Iraq was better than here in America.”
NOVEMBER 18, 2005: Rep. John Murtha (D-PA) calls for U.S. troop withdrawal from Iraq
NOVEMBER 30, 2005: National Strategy for Victory In Iraq unveiled by White House
DECEMBER 17, 2005: Lieberman: Bush has turned corner on Iraq
AUGUST 21, 2006: Bush: “We’re not leaving [Iraq] so long as I’m the president.”
MARCH 19, 2006: Time Magazine reveals that U.S. Marines killed at least 15 unarmed Iraqi civilians in Haditha the previous November
NOVEMBER 1, 2006: Classified military briefing reports Iraq “edging toward chaos.”
JANUARY 3, 2007: Death toll of U.S. soldiers in Iraq reaches 3,000