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Audio Article #60: 20th Anniversary of US Iraq Invasion

Episode Summary

The US invaded Iraq 20 years ago with the aim of overthrowing Saddam Hussein, freeing its people and disarming Iraq to ‘defend the world from grave danger’ including assumed but never found Iraqi weapons of mass destruction. The invasion followed 13 years of UNSC sanctions. Iraq was destroyed and hundreds of thousands died. Thousands of US landmines were left behind. The US military has not left Iraq despite an Iraqi parliamentary vote demanding they leave. US oil and strategic interests in the ‘Greater Middle East’ cannot afford to give up this valuable base.

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