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Thursday, 21 March 2013 06:10

The 10th Anniversary Of The Iraq War

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Washington DC March For Peace Washington DC March For Peace

In 2003 millions of us said no to the immoral and illegitimate Bush regime

invasion of Iraq. For almost 9 years we continued our opposition protesting the

Iraq war which was based on false pretenses, nonexistent weapons of mass

destruction and lies.

 

On Dec. 15, 2011, President Obama and the American military formally ended its

mission in Iraq. We leave behind thousands of Halliburton and Blackwater-Xe

mercenaries.

 

For most Americans the Iraq war is over. For the 4,486 US soldiers killed, the

32,226 wounded in action, the one million who served and their families, it is

an understatement to say their lives will never be the same. For many military

families the Iraq war will never be over.

 

For the Iraqi people the Bush "war against terror" has left the Iraq

infrastructure in ruins, contaminated the country with depleted Uranium bombs

and cost by some estimates one million Iraqi lives. An additional five million

Iraqi citizens are refugees.

 

Osama bin Laden is dead and Al-Qaeda no longer has a significant presence. It is

time to bring our troops home from Afghanistan as well as Iraq and focus on

rebuilding America. The drone attacks on Libya, Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia are

not the change so many of us labored with so much hope for.

 

We must fully support our returning troops who honored our nation by doing their

jobs with valor and dignity.

 

Never again should the United States give up too quickly on diplomatic methods

that seek nonviolent solutions and send our military into a preemptive war

based on false political rhetoric.

Vicki Impoco

Opinion Still Matters

2 comments

  • Comment Link Frankie Thursday, 06 June 2013 18:59 posted by Frankie

    "The drone attacks on Libya, Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia are not the change so many of us labored with so much hope for."

    So why aren't you out protesting Obama's war actions?

    I guess that's where the 'hope' in 'hope and change' come from. Instead of protesting you'll 'hope' no one notices what Democrats are doing and elect them again.

    "We must fully support our returning troops"
    Nope. F the troops.

  • Comment Link Clyde White Saturday, 20 April 2013 12:37 posted by Clyde White

    LIES! If Bush lied, then so did John Kerry, and Hillary Clinton. That is until political gain came forth and they changed their minds. VICKI...Too much reliance on diplomacy is resulting in the aggressive stance of N. Korea, and Iran. Will it take the death of millions from a nuke attack to bring you folks to the reality that their are evil people in this world? That they know nothing but violence? The attacks in Boston are a clear testimony that there are too many people in this world that hate others not like them. They hate me, and you. No matter what we do. We both speak freely. This world has too many violent people. Words nor bombs can end that. That is what is truly sad.

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