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Let us all remember

Remember: No weapons of mass destruction. No link with al Qaeda. No link to 9/11. No chemical weapons labs.

Weapon inspectors were in Iraq and had to leave because we (the United States) were going to invade.

The Bush administration told us repeatedly that the opposite was the truth.

We have caused hundred of thousands of Iraqi deaths; forced millions to relocate; and polluted the air, water and soil with depleted uranium. The result from this DU will be generational birth defects and cancers.

All this was unnecessary, which makes it illegal under multiple international treaties. It’s illegal because we were the aggressors of an unjustified invasion and occupation of a sovereign nation. It is illegal because we have used DU and torture, destroyed critical infrastructure without replacing it to acceptable levels and have suspended habeas corpus for prisoners of war

Our military members have done everything that has been asked of them by an administration full of chicken hawks who themselves avoided service or combat. Denial and political spin have allowed strategic and tactical mistakes to turn into irreversible nightmares. The blood of every wounded and fallen soldier is on this administration’s hands.

Please forgive Us(A).

Ben Emery

Nevada City

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