Shock and Awe Just as Shocking Today as 20 Years Ago

March 20, 2023

What I hope you’ll do is just refresh your memory for a few seconds of some footage from the first US attacks on Iraq, 20 years ago.
Then, if you can, and I really hope you will, listen to NPR’s short collection below, of eye witness reminiscences of the war.


Twenty years have passed since the U.S. invaded Iraq. Four people who witnessed it firsthand share their impressions.

And remember that the people who brought you shock and awe, and Weapons of Mass destruction, haven’t been slacking, and are just as committed to bringing you climate change.

2 Responses to “Shock and Awe Just as Shocking Today as 20 Years Ago”

  1. rhymeswithgoalie Says:

    Yeah, that sort of attack on my home wouldn’t make me hate the enemy with the heat of a thousand suns at all….

  2. ubrew12 Says:

    Remember, as well, the ‘Axis of Evil’. We put three countries in it, and then invaded the weakest of the three. What did we expect the other two to do? They literally ‘went nuclear’. It’s easy to say ‘that would have happened anyway’, but it’s also lazy. Why do people stock up on guns in their homes? Because they feel unsafe. We can’t lump North Korea and Iran in the same ‘Evil’ category as Iraq, smash up Iraq, and expect the other two to sit on their hands. They got busy, and the World is much less safe because of it.

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