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Friday, March 21, 2014

Iraq War? What Iraq War?

As you may have noticed--or rather, not noticed--few in the media paid any attention to this week's 11th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, which had, oh, a few consequences.   This seemed especially odd, and revealing, since U.S. vets are still dying from their wounds and brain injuries and committing suicide in still growing numbers--not to mention the continuing toll in Iraq (more bombings killing dozens seemingly to mark the anniversary).  Last year on the 10th anniversary there was a good deal of coverage, which I guess was to be expected for a year than end in zero.  But still:  almost no coverage or probing or re-capping this year at all?  Perhaps the media is rightly still humbled by their performance in the run-up to the war, which helped make it possible...inevitable.

Well, I've posted about 15 items and pieces here in the past week (see below) and a few others at The Nation.  And it's never too late to catch up with how the war happened and proceeded, and the media failtures, via my book, So Wrong for So Long.

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