The U.S. Legacy 10 Years After Invading Iraq: Death, Disease, Devastation, Displacement

From Revolution Newspaper | March 25, 2013

Ten years ago, on March 19-20, 2003, the U.S. invaded Iraq, overthrew the Saddam Hussein regime, and then occupied the country for the next eight and a half years. President George W. Bush said the U.S. went to war to liberate Iraq and “free its people.” This March 19, President Barack Obama issued a statement saluting the U.S. military for their service and giving “the Iraqi people an opportunity to forge their own future...”

What did this U.S. war mean for Iraqis? What does it mean for their future?

This article originally appeared on revcom.us in the March 31, 2013 issue.