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Secretary of defense Leon Panetta arrived from Afghanistan to end the Iraq War.
A simple ceremony at the Baghdad airport.
To -- the colors and to mark the completion of nearly nine years of war.
US lives were lost here more than 30000 US troops were wounded and more than 100000 Iraqis died as a result.
The war cost the taxpayer nearly one trillion dollars it'll be left to the historians to decide what's it worth it we.
At 5:34 AM Mon march 20 2003 the bombs started dropping on Baghdad the Iraq War had officially begun.
At its height 170000.
US troops served here at 500 -- spread out across the country.
Now there -- just two bases left and 4000 troops in a matter of days those two will be -- To be sure.
The cost was -- and the blood and treasure.
Of the United States.
For the Iraqi People.
But that -- what.
I -- have not been lost and they.
They gave birth to an independent.
And suddenly walk.
The war began with shock and -- it ended with a simple ceremony.
US military involvement in Iraq has ended the Iraq War is now over.
In Baghdad Jennifer Griffin Fox News.
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