April 9, 2013, marked the 10-year anniversary of the toppling of Saddam Hussein’s
statue in Baghdad’s Firdos Square. The many re-circulations of some of the iconic
images from this event were accompanied by discussions of developments in Iraq after
its “liberation”. An early example of this was an article in the International Herald
Tribune on March 9, where the headline “10 Years After the Invasion of Iraq, a World of
Hurt” appeared over the image in Figure 1.