In five years, a proud country and its vibrant population has been reduced to a desolate killing field.
Lies, hundreds of them, that led up to the war in Iraq have been revealed. Five years later, the liars are still busy crafting the Iran propaganda.
In 5 years, the American military has put down roots. At least 75 permanent bases have been established in Iraq.
In 5 years, countless Iraqis have been killed and wounded. (We've lost count, you see, since each Iraqi life is not precious enough to concern ourselves with an accurate count. Estimates are as high as a million deaths due to the war.) One in five displaced (around 2.7 million Iraqis). A generation traumatized. A cycle of violence set in motion. The economy and infrastructure of the country destroyed. 3,987 dead American soldiers.
Yes, a lot can happen in five years.
All images from Artists Against the War