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Nine years after we were lied into war with Iraq, those who objected deserve some praise

(Jayel Aheram) Monday marks the ninth anniversary of the beginning of the Iraq war and occupation. The rationale for that war was fabricated in the highest reaches of the U.S. leadership. First came the lies, so many it was impossible to keep up. Then came the shock and awe, the crudely invented Iraqi jubilation, the torture, the renditions, the secret prisons, the indefinite detentions, the deluge of unaccounted-for cash, the no-bid contracts, the flaccid media, the spectacle of "mission accomplished," the smug claims that there was no insurgency, the lousy armor.
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