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The Iraq War: A 15 Year Anniversary

It’s been 15 years since the United States invaded Iraq. 

The move was based on the premise that weapons of mass destruction (WMD), controlled by the government of Saddam Hussein, posed a threat to the United States. 

Post-9/11 anxieties contributed to initial overwhelming American support for the invasion. Years later, the U.S. still has a presence in the region. No WMDs were ever found in Iraq, and millions have been displaced or killed in the power vacuum left by Saddam Hussein's absence. 

To discuss, we’re joined by Vince Emanuele, an Iraq war veteran and community organizer.

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