The U.S. invaded Iraq ten years ago on March 20, heralding the start of the Iraq War. ABC News is reporting the U.S. government is not marking the occasion as there are “no official commemorations planned in either Washington or Baghdad.”
However, many media outlets in the U.S. are marking the anniversary in a variety of ways. Below are three great pieces of coverage in three different mediums. Check them out and leave links to things you’ve found on the Iraq War ten years on.
- Alternative Radio broadcast a never before heard talk and Q&A called Against War by Howard Zinn. The talk was recorded in Austin, TX, in 2006 and touches on the Iraq War. Zinn died in 2010. An MP3 of the talk will cost you $5 but it’s well worth hearing what Zinn has to say and supporting Alternative Radio.
- TIME posted a gallery of 56 photos from the Iraq War curated by Bobby Ghosh, editor of TIME International. Each photo includes valuable context given by the photographer that took the shot.
- David Corn wrote a really important piece for Mother Jones called Iraq 10 Years Later: The Deadly Consequences of Spin. The deck makes the proclamation that “those who questioned the case for war have won the fight over history. But that won’t bring back the tens of thousands of lives lost.”
It was a comfort to read David Corn’s article and learn some of the reasons that the media coverage of Bush’s war was so ignorant. It was very frustrating to read at the time. It made you think the whole country had gone stupid. But the first comment after his article was very thought provoking also.
The photo-journalist’s gallery is heart-wrenching.
Dan if you have netflix see the documentary about the patriot Howard Zinn.God Bless Mr. Zinn and you Dan for your honesty and integrity.
Thank you for reminding us Dan. It is ironic that so many men and women have served proudly and patriotically and not one politician is planning any kind of commemoration in any village or town in New York.Speaks volumes about their gratitude to our service men and women who came home and to those fallen heroes who didn’t..Dan your coverage is your testament to your love our great country. Many of us feel as you do and appreciate your coverage.God Bless Patriot.
Thank you, but the people who covered the war in this fashion are the ones to thank.