The Fifth Anniversary of the Fall of Baghdad
Posted by Ryan on April 9, 2008
Five years ago, the wall-to-wall Iraq War coverage had a breaking news bulletin where cameras showed us the sights from Baghdad.
I was at lunch duty at school (that’s when teachers watch students eat and confiscate cell phones) when pictures of US Marines in the center of Baghdad wrapped a US flag over the head of a Saddam statue. While I had no problem with that, they promptly took it down and set up a crane to help knock down Saddam’s statue.
I remember that day well. Only 21 days at war and the regime ran into hiding, Iraqi’s were in the streets celebrating with American troops. Good times for America, Iraq, and the region!
Then, you know, stuff happened and things got complicated and messy fast. But April 9, 2003, was still a great and historic day.