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Medical personnel from Forward Operating Base Hotel rush critically injured Iraqi Police officers to an awaiting CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter in 2004.
(Staff Sgt. Ashley Brokop/U.S. Air Force)
New Yorker staff writer George Packer reflects on the Iraq War, ten years after the US-led invasion. He’s the author of The Assassin’s Gate: America in Iraq.
Was that megalith of a base donated to the Iraq government? Kidding...
What about Hans Blix?
On Morning Edition, Richard Perle defended his support of the war by saying we should have left as soon as we toppled Saddam and let the Iraqis figure things out on their own. Mr. Packer's comment?
In the 10 years since the invasion why have the millions , like CFOW who protested the war since day 1 have gone forgotten ?
Why do commentators always say "we" when talking about decisions the neocons made like invading Iraq?Shouldn't you say "they" took "us" (Americans) to war?
There was NO reason to invade. NO connection to 9/11 whatsoever. That was not a difficult thing to know. Please Mr. Packer, just say you supported the invasion because an invasion sounded exciting and vengeful.
Intellectual integrity, please.
This man is clearly a fool.
Can you ask him if he feels the same warm up to a war with Iran?
Indeed, the conservatives got us into the Iraq debacle, but mention should also be made of liberal chickenhawks like Thomas Friedman, Christopher Hitchens, Paul Berman, Michael Ignatieff, et alia.
Does the guest feel we can we ever be hoodwinked I ask mostly because of the rise social networking? The internet and it's scope was in its infancy then...I can't imagine the protest that took place in 2003 being denied in the future with this new technology...i.e twitter etc.
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