Yesterday gave us the six year anniversary of the debacle that is Iraq. As I was thinking about the whole Iraq situation, I remembered that we were given many, many reasons for going to war. It started with Weapons of Mass Destruction. The whole world, including countries half way around the world, were in grave danger. We must not allow Saddam to develop WMD! WMD! WMD!
So, WMD was the number one reason.
That didn’t work out so well and as everyone knows, there were no WMD.
Then, we had Iraqi Freedom. We needed to get rid of Saddam so that the people of Iraq would be free.
Then there was Bringing Democracy to the Middle East.
Then there was…?
I distinctly remember about 14 different reasons which we were given as justification to create and enforce the Bush Doctrine. Alas, I cannot remember all of them. Can you help me out? What were the reasons you remember we were given to go to war? If you have links, that would be awesome.
As Rachel Maddow’s segment Down The Memory Hole last night proved, the last administration is intent on rewriting history. Let’s make sure that doesn’t happen.
Oh, and if you’d like a good read by Josh Marshall, one which I might add was quite prescient, read this.
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