Five years after fall of Baghdad, all-day curfew is imposed
The fifth anniversary of the fall of Baghdad and the toppling of the statute of Saddam Hussein – a symbol of US victory and might – was marked yesterday by death and destruction across the country and an admission from the White House that projected troop withdrawals would have to be delayed.
The exact number of casualties of the Iraq war remains unclear in a state which continues to be close to anarchy. More than four million people, many from the intelligentsia who were supposed to rebuild the country, have fled abroad and Baghdad, a city with a shattered infrastructure, now has more than two million internal refugees who have fled from fighting in other parts of the country.
Yeah, and about that whole statue toppling business; Remember how is was proof that we were being greeted as liberators? Remember this glorious footage that was broadcast around the world?
Well in case you didn't know, the whole thing was a staged media event by the military. Marines surrounded the empty square, sealed it, let in some pet Iraqis and journalists, hooked up a tank and brought 'Saddam' down. Here's what really went down:
Cross posted at VidiotSpeak