Twenty years on, listening to panels bringing together American and Iraqi perspectives of the 2003 war demonstrated that there remain, in emerging American narratives at least, two very different Iraq wars.
People are still living with these wars. And they must be taken care of.
What we were doing didn’t have anything to do with national defense.
Here I am 20 years later and still talking about it today
This consistent line of violence directed against the Iraqi people to achieve American political aims had been established for decades.
I think it’s time for us as Americans to start questioning the assumptions we have in war and stop placing so much faith in what war can achieve for us overseas.
Americans have a lot less to be proud of than we think.
It’s very concerning because we have this very recent evidence of how hysterical and unhinged U.S. military decision-making can be.
Withdrawing support for Ukraine has become a major political issue in both the U.S. Congress and now on the presidential campaign trail, and it is causing divisions as well in European capitals.