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

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.