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The US-led invasion of Iraq was the twenty-first century’s original sin

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Fourteen years ago today, a US-dominated coalition of forces began bombing Baghdad.  The US had demanded that Saddam Hussein leave Iraq within 48 hours.  When he didn’t, coalition forces attempted to kill him and his sons in the first hour of their “shock and awe” bombing campaign, beginning the morning of March 19, 2003.  George W. Bush went on television that evening to describe the purpose the war to follow: “to disarm Iraq, to free its people, and to defend the world from grave danger.” The invasion of Iraq was the fulcrum on which much has shifted since.  Vladimir Putin’s