It's Coming

The 5 year anniversary of the Iraq invasion occurs on March 20, 2008. I suspect if the media is not too obsessed with presidential politics at that time there will be quite a bit of review and introspection on the half decade we have spent there. Of course they may just ignore the date entirely.

I have found however what I believe is the most appropriate data point to revisit:

YouTube President Bush addresses the nation March 2003.

This is G.W.'s address to the nation within a few hours after initiation of the invasion.  What strikes me the most from the video is Bush's intense focus on Saddam Hussein. Now multiple years after his death it seems the world hasn't exactly become a better place in spite of the accomplishment of this goal -though I presume that in some small way Iraq must have.

That being said I suspect that trading the terror of tyranny for the terror of terrorists, and the continuing chaos of war cannot be that noticable (or useful) of an improvement.  

Share this

I could not agree with you

I could not agree with you more. The only effects of this "war on terror" is that Americans are now viewed as terrorists more in the past half decade.

This has brought nothing but shame, strife, and death to the world. Things that we could definitely do without. Saddam Husein's death has proven nothing. The dangers of the world have not lessened one bit. And for people on Bush's side, they seem to hear or see nothing of this. Bush is still always right. The government has turned a blind eye to the cries of the people. Some democracy.

I do not think there will be much media frenzy over the 5 year mark in March. Over the years, its seems the attention on this pressing issue has fazed. The people have grown tired of fighting for the issue and have turned apathetic.

It had been 5 years since

It had been 5 years since the Iraq invasion but nothing seemed to have change. During that time, not only structures were damaged but many lives were wasted as well. What have the world achieved after that? Or after the death of Saddam Hussein? Nothing.