The date 19 March, 2003 will always be remembered in historical memory. It was a date made by the White House to remove Iraqi president Saddam Hussein from power under the pretext he had weapons of mass destruction.
Although many said that Iraq didn't possess such weapons, nobody believed them and so the war started and Saddam Hussein and his government were removed from power by 9 April. It was swift but bloody with plenty of destruction. Of course non of the weapons were found but the United States continued to maintain the military presence in the country till 2011.
“Most of the people in my country knew before the US invasion that (weapons of mass destruction) was a pretext, a false flag, that the US and Allied Forces used to make the ends justify the means,” Zaid al-Mahdawi told Anadolu Agency. An Iraqi he was living in Houston who was in Baghdad when the war began.