January 29, 2012 - America's NeoCon-inspired war - which killed more than 100,000 Iraqis, dislocated 4.7 million Iraqi citizens, created more than 500,000 Iraqi orphans, several million Iraqi refugees and cost the U.S. treasury roughly one trillion dollars and still counting - is now officially over.
Launched on March 3, 2003, with a much-heralded "Shock and Awe" surprise attack on Baghdad instead of the niceties of a formal and constitutional declaration of war, it died without a whimper last month, in spite of the fact that the misguided leader who got us into the war had declared victory years ago.
The American people were sold the Iraq War by Murdoch's Fox Network more cynically than yellow journal publisher William Randolph Hearst sold them the Spanish-American War ("Remember the Maine!")
Fox was the principal and unrelenting cheerleader for attacking a nation that was not a threat. Fox's talking heads, including O'Reilly, Beck and Hannity, kept up a steady drumbeat for the war from beginning to end. It's no wonder a dysfunctional and disinterested Congress has never investigated how America was duped. read more>>>