March 19, 2003...six years ago today...The United States of America invaded a nation that posed no threat to us; a nation that was contained; a nation that we know had no weapons of mass destruction; a nation where United Nations inspection teams led by Hans Blix had found no evidence of such weapons. A nation that had no connection to the 9/11 attacks on the USA. A nation falsely accused by the renegade President of the United States, George Walker Bush, of having such weapons.
Six years and tens of thousands of deaths later, American troops are still on the ground in Iraq. I am glad that President Obama won the election last year. Under a President John McCain, we would have a perpetual occupation force. It's time to bring our troops home from the mistaken, elective invasion we foisted upon Iraq and its people, and begin the work of repairing our damaged reputation.