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Offline boomer

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To Iraq and back
« on: March 14, 2023, 09:54:17 AM »
This month marks the 20th anniversary of the 2nd US invasion of Iraq. Certainly nothing to celebrate but worth remembering since we still live with the repercussions  of that ill fated misadventure.

Beyond the massive destruction, the dead, the wounded and those made refugees along with the waste of national treasure it may be fairly said that this particular war also began the "post truth" period that still burdens us.

It is certainly not news troops serving in Iraq did so honorably for the most part nor is it news that political leaders lied the nation into that particular misadventure.

It was the things Citizens began to accept however, that has done and still does our nation harm at home and  abroad.

The real lesson from the perspective of today might be the most obvious: All wars are the same war.