Two Years Later
This weekend marks the second anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq. Since March 19, 2003, more than 1,500 U.S. soldiers have been killed. Tens of thousands of Iraqi men, women, and children have lost their lives. This weekend we join our friends at Moveon.org and Sojourners in calling for citizens around the globe to gather together at candlelight vigils in your local communities.
More than 800 vigils have already been planned around the country to mark and mourn two years of war in Iraq.
Sign up for a vigil near you or organize a vigil yourself.
In our coverage of the two-year anniversary, we tackle three aspects of the war – the people fighting, the people protesting, and how we can get out.
Gareth Porter looks at the exit strategy.
Peter Gorman talks to families with children serving in Iraq.
Katherine Brengle points out that the peace movement is alive and well.
Adam Waxman looks at youth activism planned at Ft. Bragg.
Meanwhile, reporter Greg Palast unveils the secret U.S. plans for Iraqi oil – in the works long before 9/11.