Thursday, March 19, 2009

Today is the Iraq war’s sixth anniversary.

Today marks the sixth Aniversary of the Iraq war. Whahoo! It's hard to believe that it's been 6 years since Bush lied to this nation and took us to war with Iraq.

This was a preventive war of choice, which is something this nation has rarely done, and it was based on “intelligence fixed around the policy.”

Since the invasion, hundreds of billions of dollars have been spent, over 4,000 U.S. servicemen and women and hundreds more from coalition countries have died (tens of thousands more physically and mentally wounded), over a 100,000 (or more) Iraqi civilians have parished and nearly 5 million have been displaced.

Yet the New York Times, Washington Post, LA Times, Wall Street Journal, and many other major American newspapers are ignoring the anniversary today. Only USA Today printed a story noting the anniversary of the invasion.

The Center for America's Progress blog Progress Report has more on the good, the bad, and the ugly of developments surrounding the Iraq war over the last year.

UpdateCheck out ThinkProgress's updated timeline of the Iraq war.

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