Looking back on Iraq

Benjamin Andrews

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On the ten year anniversary of the start of the Iraq war our nation remembers with mixed emotions. Some mourn the war as an unnecessary and hostile invasion while others have no regrets about removing Saddam Hussein’s regime. #Iraq is trending today on twitter and everyone has an opinion.

Looking back on Iraq

On the ten year anniversary of the start of the Iraq war our nation remembers with mixed emotions. Some mourn the war as an unnecessary and hostile invasion while others have no regrets about removing Saddam Hussein’s regime. #Iraq is trending today on twitter and everyone has an opinion.

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Collected Tweets: Twitter users look back on the day combat began in #Iraq, 10 years ago today http://abcn.ws/WCra0sABC News
#Iraq Bush:"Mission Accomplished" Only another 3153 Days before the end of the war, is it even accomplished? http://pic.twitter.com/RJL4aEFFicAnthony Hill
10 years of #Iraq on the covers of Newsweek http://nswk.ly/ZblCW4 http://pic.twitter.com/vINEMc2IfVNewsweek
From reporting on the ground to ruffling Donald #Rumsfeld, watch how #Aljazeera reported the war in #Iraq http://aje.me/Zb9GnbAl Jazeera English
http://bit.ly/ZGaeUD ????? ????????? ??? #??????… ?? ??? #Iraq http://pic.twitter.com/YkouHk91EXCNN ????????
Asked if any regrets over #Iraq War, ex-UK PM Tony #Blair tells BBC: "How can you regret removing a monster?" http://bbc.in/16G2G9cBBC Breaking News
IVAW members speak out about their experinces on the 10th anniversary of the #Iraq war in front of the white house http://pic.twitter.com/mG0Fqrs98Im_x
"Michelle and I join our fellow Americans in paying tribute to all who served and sacrificed in one of our nation’s longest wars." #IraqBarack Obama
#Iraq #terror: At least 50 dead in a wave of bombings throughout #Baghdad http://bit.ly/149V4N1Radio Free Iraq
????? ??? ?????? ?? ?????? ?????? ???? ??????? ?? ????? ? ?????? ???? ??????? ? ???????. #Iraq10yearson #iraq http://pic.twitter.com/DPc7nDe3SEYusur Al-Bahrani
#10Years of War and Hopes for Peace http://owl.li/jddZr #IraqOdyssey Networks
On this 10th anniversary of the war in #Iraq, we thank all of those brave men and women who have sacrificed for our nation.William Mo Cowan
#Iraq & Afghanistan have cost the US $2 Trillion. But the true cost of war can never be measured in dollars. #p2 http://pic.twitter.com/mAstc0l5AJDan
"I live in a nightmare of Iraq and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder that never runs out of fuel" – #Iraq vets speak: http://trib.al/DcBNyBMGuardianUS
Sen. Murray’s statement on 10-year anniversary of the war in #Iraq: http://www.murray.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/newsreleases?ContentRecord_id=25233dda-b16f-4843-b376-f73b35a9754aSenator Patty Murray
New piece highlighting the 10 year anniversary of our illegal and immoral catastrophic war in #Iraq @PlatformLondon http://pic.twitter.com/arI0sUF5NrExpanded Eye
RT More Than One Million Displaced Iraqis Continue to Languish Without Government Aid http://truth-out.org/news/item/15194-more-than-one-million-displaced-iraqis-continue-to-languish-without-government-aid #IraqWe know and We care
It’s the 10th anniversary of the #Iraq invasion. May Allah give protection to the people of Iraq and elsewhere.Top Islamic Tweets™
My take on the 5 key lessons of the #Iraq war: http://bit.ly/12ZXzBPFareed Zakaria
Chalking the names of the dead from ten yrs of war in #iraq @IVAWSF @ivaw #righttoheal http://pic.twitter.com/vzBb9Oz5KrGraham Clumpner
George Packer reflects on the Iraq war, & the drastic difference btwn the experience in #Iraq and the debate at home: http://nyr.kr/YocOwFThe New Yorker
Reuters photographers tell the stories behind 45 of their most iconic images from #Iraq http://reut.rs/Yoq3xy / http://pic.twitter.com/chWB5qQEMvBarry Malone
Our war photos from #Iraq — a look back 10 years later http://lat.ms/ZSYkGuLA Times Photography
Poll: On 10th anniversary, Americans oppose, have few connections to #Iraq war http://j.mp/10cBsnJ by @JTSTheHillThe Hill
Greenwald: How WikiLeaks finally ended the #Iraq war | Salon http://www.salon.com/2011/10/23/wikileaks_cables_and_the_iraq_war/singleton/ fund: https://shop.wikileaks.org/WikiLeaks
10 yrs ago began the long, difficult work of liberating 25 mil Iraqis. All who played a role in history deserve our respect & appreciation.Donald Rumsfeld
"You blood-gargling psychopath." Twitter goes rabid over Donald Rumsfeld’s 10-year Iraq war anniversary tweet. http://www.buzzfeed.com/justinesharrock/twitter-is-not-celebrating-the-10-year-anniversary-of-the-irTom Petruno
#iraq: a man shows us the old Iraqi flag from Saddam era. Despite the violence he says he feels more free today http://pic.twitter.com/iy3sqManoULucy Kafanov
2 deployments and shot in the head by #opd @IVAW @IVAWSF #iraq #RightToHeal http://pic.twitter.com/gd4txbsQYOGraham Clumpner
10yrs ago?long, difficult work of liberating 25mil #Iraq. All who played a role in history deserve our respect/appreciation @rumsfeldofficemaxcua
Here’s another example of the effects that weapons made with radioactive substance can have #US #IraqWar http://pic.twitter.com/uzAiHU9BXYfaiz aqdas jamal
So many things to say today. But all I can muster is that I’m sorry, #Iraq. I’m so sorry.Mike Prysner
#Baharin #Iraq ?? ?????? ??????? ??? ???? ?? ????? ? ??? ???? ??????? ??????? http://pic.twitter.com/3dOaCPVtq9mohammed
5 myths about #Iraq — myth 3: Iraq is a democracy http://wapo.st/WBmcje via @rajivwashpostThe Washington Post
#Iraq Embassy #London #speakoutagainstoppression http://pic.twitter.com/XB8NeJZcE1????? ??? ????
"The impulse to improve the world always carries a shadow side." Poet & critic Lewis Hyde reflects on the #Iraq war: http://bit.ly/YoQRO4Creative Time

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