by AndrewMc | 3/19/2010 09:00:00 AM
This rambling is a short one.

Today (Friday) is the seventh anniversary of the invasion of Iraq. It's hard to believe that it's been seven years since we began a war that saw us greeted as liberators by the Iraqi people, and in which we were, thankfully, able to safely remove the weapons of mass destruction that Saddam Hussein had been amassing to use against his neighbors and against us (here, here). It's a shame that Hussein chose the path he did, and several months earlier had thrown weapons inspectors out of Iraq, rendering them incapable of tracking Hussein's programs.

All nations agreed that war was imminent, and that action was needed (here, here, here, here).

And the war came.

Today, the peaceful democracy that is Iraq has helped pave the way for democracy across the region.

And, all of this was accomplished for the relatively small price of under $2 billion dollars.

Take a few moments to remember what happens when your government engages in a systematic campaign of everything ranging from subtle misdirections to outright lies. And when people don't stand up to that government on those issues, the result is an illegal war.

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Anonymous Anonymous on 3/23/2010 11:30 AM:

I just think we can all be proud that
peace, security, democracy?, and a high standard of living are all features of Iraqi society, now that
Soddam has been sent to Jesus.

Furthermore, it didn't require any kind of conspiracy to pull it off, either. (the WMD, SH did 911 etc. claims are lies)

Bill C. tried mightily, but it took a small bush to get the job done. Fortunately, U.S. hegemony policies remain in place whenever
a new U.S. president is installed.