Eight Million Iraqis Now Face an Immediate Humanitarian Crisis

It’s fascinating how lengthy discussions about the relative success of the US invasion and occupation of Iraq can occur without once mentioning the people most affected by these adventures: the Iraqi people. Of course that fact is only fascinating if anyone takes seriously all the gobbledygook about our principal aim is to bring democracy to the Iraqi people. If the US was the least bit concerned about bringing real democracy to Iraq, we would gauge our success chiefly on their view. But that would be disastrous for those who support the war since we know that “About 90 percent of Iraqis feel the situation in the country was better before the U.S.-led invasion than it is today” (link).

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