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Lessons 10 years later: Iraq

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“This week marks the 10th anniversary of the start of the Iraq War. As one of the longest and one of the most costly wars in U.S. history, the true costs in dollars, lives, environmental contamination and opportunity costs may never be fully appreciated. This “preventive war” waged on our behalf has forever tainted the world view and standing of the U.S. Disregarding international and domestic public opinion and international law before the war, this illegal war was destined to happen regardless of that opinion. Perhaps the most significant outcome of the war is the identification and clarification, a “How To” of what doesn’t work in resolving international conflict. Namely war itself.”

Author: Robert F. Dodge
Published in: The Times of Trenton, New Clear Vision http://www.newclearvision.com/2013/03/19/lessons-from-iraq/, Sierra County Prospect http://www.sierracountyprospect.org/ten-years-later-32013/, Pressenza http://www.pressenza.com/2013/03/lessons-10-years-later-iraq/
Date: March 20,24,2013

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