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It's been 15 years since the United States invaded Iraq for the first time. Since then the US government has been responsible for the deaths of millions of innocent lives, through two wars intermixed with a decade of bombings and economic sanctions that crippled Iraq's water and power supplies. In March of 2003 the United States invaded Iraq for the second time, claiming the invasion was necessary to "ensure compliance with UN Security Resolutions." Well, the WMDs were never found, and links between Sadaam and Al Qaida have been dismissed as fiction by the congressional 911 commission.
The US government is bent on destroying the spirit of what was once the nation most resilient to US imperialism, and it is vital to the success of the world that we oppose folding control of Iraq into the dominant global hegemony. On the second anniversary of the second time the United States has invaded Iraq, people around the world are taking to the streets to demand an end to the occupation, an end to the torture, and an end to the violence.
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