Friday, March 19, 2010
Today March 19th marks the 7th anniversary of the United States invasion of Iraq under the pretext that the dictator Saddam Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction. Dubbed "shock and awe", the invasion's proponents foresaw a quick campaign in reaching its objectives. After 4,386 deaths of military personnel (not to mention the incalculable number of Iraqis) and the expenditure of $712 billion, we now know that this was anything but a cakewalk. The question is, was the sacrifice in US lives and treasury worth it?