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Editorial: End of Iraq War is very welcome, remember the fallen

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The red, white and blue colors of the United States were folded for a final time Thursday in Baghdad marking the official end of nearly nine bloody years of the Iraq war.

U.S. military forces held flag-lowering ceremony Thurday as a modest end to the unpopular war that began with the impressive "Shock and Awe" missile campaign hitting Baghdad.

The dictator Saddam Hussein was quickly scared from his throne, eventually captured in a hole and later executed in 2006.

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