Kevin Martin

The US First Invaded Iraq 25 Years Ago - and America's Still Coming to Grips with What a Disaster It Has Been

Last week’s little noticed quarter-century anniversary of the first U.S. war against Iraq, often called the Persian Gulf War, prompted us to reflect on the impact of U.S. foreign policy and our continuing need to challenge militarism and find alternatives to war. From our television sets in Chicago 25 years ago we watched in horror as U.S. bombs lit up the sky in Baghdad. The “Desert Storm” we had tried so hard to prevent was now raining down death on the new American enemy.

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