Anniversaries are time to reflect. Eleven years ago the U.S. brought devastation to Iraq under utterly false and malicious pretenses of Iraq's involvement in 9/11 and possession of WMDs. It still hasn't apologized to Iraq nor to the world for this heinous crime.
The murderous invasion helped GWB, the worst U.S. president ever in the country's history to win a second term. It resulted in the death and displacement of 2 million Iraqis, rape of thousands of Iraqi women with at least 2 million women living as widows, just as many children living as orphans, death of 4,500 U.S. servicemen, serious injuries and disabilities to many more, and over $800 billion of the U.S. taxpayers' money.
The ramifications of this medieval style preemptive invasion haven't yet abated. It opened the doors of a once secure country to all foreign terrorists wrecking sectarian havoc until today. With the official occupation of Iraq to get control over its oil wells, the country's infrastructure was shattered forever. The common Iraqis are still struggling to put their lives together but to no avail. The country's enviable pre-war / pre-sanctions welfare system is in shambles. The ideology to handle post-war Iraq taught by the U.S. invaders to their local successors is of persecution, torture, execution and rape. The once 'Cradle of Civilization' hardly has an education system any longer.
Wake up America. If until now you don't realize the importance of ACCOUNTABILITY, you never will.