Bush Scandals List

193. A list of Iraq war turning points

Selling the war: Part 2. Iraq the turning points. While enough for a hexadecagon, not enough to make a difference.

  1. May 1, 2003 End of major combat operations announced on board the aircraft carrier USS Lincoln: Mission accomplished
  2. July 22, 2003 Saddam Hussein’s sons Uday and Qusai killed
  3. December 13, 2003 Saddam Hussein captured
  4. March 8, 2004 Interim Constitution
  5. June 28, 2004 Interim government formed/Sovereignty returned
  6. November 2004 Second siege of Fallujah
  7. January 30, 2005 First elections for transitional assembly
  8. May 3, 2005 Transitional government formed
  9. October 15, 2005 Vote on constitution
  10. December 15, 2005 Elections for permanent assembly
  11. April 22, 2006 Nuri al Maliki replaces interim PM Ibrahim Jaafari in forming a permanent government
  12. May 20, 2006 Maliki presents permanent government: the key ministries of Defense, Interior, and National Security are left unfilled
  13. June 7, 2006 Jihadist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi killed; June 8, 2006 last ministries filled in permanent government (175 days after the elections)
  14. December 30, 2006 Saddam Hussein executed by hanging
  15. January 10, 2007 Bush announces his New Way Forward plan, aka the "surge". Deployment of surge forces completed June 15, 2007. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and General David Petraeus claim progress is being made.
  16. September 10-11, 2007 General David Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan Crocker testify before Congress and report the "surge" is working

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