2003: President Bush declares war with Iraq Photo: CostsofWar.org Bush's 'Mission Accomplished' speech Last US troops leave Iraq Ten years after Iraq invasion, US troops ask: 'Was it worth it?' (Photo courtesy IAVA) Then and now: Revisiting Iraqi sites a decade later (Photo: Maya Alleruzzo / AP)

Iraq, 10 years on: Did invasion bring ‘hope and progress’ to millions as Bush vowed?

(Photos top to bottom, left to right: NBC News, IAVA, Maya Alleruzzo / AP)

When the administration of President George W. Bush planned the invasion of Iraq, hopes ran high that the massive deployment of troops and money wouldn’t just result in the toppling of Saddam Hussein: The United States would help create a country that stood as an example to others. 

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