marks the third anniversary of the official invasion of Iraq
. Of course, we now know that Special Forces teams went in earlier and the air forces of the US and Britain had been doing some "pre-emptive bombing" prior to the missile attacks on possible locations that the Shrubbery's intelligence services swore contained Saddam Hussein.Fafnir
noted that the Iraq War would have it's feelings hurt if we didn't hold a birthday party.
The traditional gift
for the third anniversary is leather, which Anne Zook
noted and suggested new hoods for those in Guantanamo. Anne also has a list of the general costs in blood and treasure.Riverbend
looks back at the three years and its impact on individual Iraqis and fears for her people as the fourth year begins.
CBS, among most media, notes that Protests Mark 3 Years Of Iraq War
and Blondesense Liz
has a nice photo montage.FAIR
and Glenn Greenwald
cover the Chickenhawk Cheerleading Crew's pronouncements of correctness and competence displayed by the Shrubbery in his noble and manly actions against Iraq.
To celebrate this anniversary the Shrubbery launched Operation Swarmer
, another photo op. To call it a "Potemkin village" denigrates the style of Prince Potemkin
For those who have short-term memory problems: Iraq did not have WMDs and, as a result, was not in violation of UN Resolution 1441. The UN weapons inspectors were forced out of Iraq by the actions of the President of the United States, not the President of Iraq. The "intelligence" was selected to support the desires of the White House, not the reality on the ground.
Every problem encountered in Iraq was anticipated, but the warnings were ignored.