(KCEN) -- At least 20 people were killed in Baghdad on the 10th anniversary of the day the U.S. declared war in Iraq.
Now 10 years later, bombs are still killing people in Iraq.
A wave of car bombings in Baghdad killed at least 20 people and wounded 80 more today.
So far more than 4,400 Americans and 100,000 Iraqis were killed in an effort to bring down Saddam Hussein and the democracy established there.
Democracy prevailed, but Iraq is still a dangerous place.
Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey said, "We really did give them an opportunity and today we have in Iraq we have a partner, not an adversary."
Michael O'Hanlon with the Brookings Institution said, "But we did it at a huge cost. A trillion dollars in American spending, more than 5,000 U.S. lives, more than 100,000 Iraqi lives."
A new Gallup poll shows 53 percent of the public called this war a mistake.