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Afternoon Shift: Iraq, ten years later
March 19, 2013
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'Afternoon Shift'#273: Iraq, ten years later
Rafid Hindo and Vince Emanuele reflect on the tenth anniversary of the Iraq war. Also, Rick Kogan discusses the possibility of Wrigley Field moving to Rosemont and checks in with the family of shooting victim Jeremiah Sterling.
· Tue, Mar 19 2013 11:47:49
Iraq 10 Years
: On March 19, 2003 President George W. Bush vowed to “disarm Iraq, to free its people and to defend the world against grave danger."
spends an hour with two individuals transformed by the Iraq war. Chicago resident
grew up in Iraq. Ten years ago, he supported the war, believing intervention was the only way to get rid of Saddam Hussein. American veteran
was deployed to Iraq twice. He returned traumatized and went on to became an outspoken opponent of the war. Hindo, now director of Near East Resources, and Emanuele, a member of
Iraq Veterans Against the War
and host of the radio show
, share their stories on the tenth anniversary of the war. Plus,
, a reservist and founder and president of Northwestern University of Veterans Association, also joins the conversation. He is working on applying counterinsurgency strategies used in Iraq and Afghanistan to address violence in Chicago.
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to Thompson-Sterling, who reflects on her son’s life and the impact his death has had on her family.
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