10 March 2013 - On March 19, 2003, U.S. and Coalition forces invaded Iraq to depose Saddam Hussein and his government. A nine-year war resulted from the aftermath, which grew more unpopular as it dragged on. Now, ten years later, the conflict has left an indelible mark on American culture. It has changed the country forever, and not necessarily in a good way. Since the tenth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq is right around the corner, it is a good time to reflect upon the war's legacy and how it has changed American culture and how it has eroded faith in the all-wise and all-powerful federal government. read more>>>
This March 19 marks the 10th anniversary of the start of the U.S. invasion of Iraq.
The U.S. war and occupation has resulted in the deaths of up to half a million Iraqis, the vast majority of whom are civilians, leaving over 600,000 orphans.
More than 1.3 million Iraqis have been internally displaced and nearly twice that many have fled into exile.
Almost 4,500 Americans were killed and thousands more have received serious physical and emotional injuries which will plague them for the rest of their lives.
Iran has advanced its influence in the region since the overthrow of its arch-enemy Saddam Hussein, and is now the most influential foreign power in Iraq. read more>>>