iraq war By johngratton Mar 19, 2003 Bush launches invasion Weapons of mass destruction? Period: Mar 19, 2003 to May 20, 2010 iraq war Apr 9, 2003 Saddam statue toppled The statue toppling was staged by the Army. Nov 2, 2004 Bush wins re-election uh oh Jan 19, 2006 Newsmen seriously injured Bob newman and Doug Vogt seriously injured in Iraq Nov 5, 2006 Saddam sentenced to hang Oct 4, 2007 house passes bill to prosecute contractors Contractors contributed to high death tolls. Apr 23, 2008 Gen. David Petraeus voted commander Highest rank in Iraq.voted by Bush admin. Apr 21, 2010 Member of Al Qaeda killed Senior member of Al Qaeda killed during U.S operation.