The American Occupation of the Middle East

I originally posted the following information and commentary onto the Facebook wall of family…

The Chancellery Building — located at the intersection of “Broadway” and “Main Street” within the American Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq

The US Embassy In Baghdad Cost A Staggering $750 Million:

(Walter Hickey) Ten years ago this week, Americans woke up to learn that the United States had invaded Iraq.

They had been told it would cost $50 billion and that it would end soon.

Forty-two days later the President declared Mission Accomplished, and that the U.S. would be greeted as liberators.

That all didn’t work out as planned.

(Read entire article here…)

My Commentary: Occupiers…

Killed in Another One of the American Empire’s Illegal and Immoral Wars

As I scrolled through my Facebook news feed, I discovered the following status update here, posted by peace activist, Cindy Sheehanand originally shared it to my own wall, along with commentary…

Cindy Sheehan cries before a painting of her son, Casey, who was killed in Bagdad, Iraq in April of 2004

Cindy Sheehan: Today, my precious son, Casey would have been 35 if he weren’t killed in another one of the Empire’s illegal and immoral wars. Obama says that he believes in “American exceptionalism” with “every fiber” of his being because of our violent meddling in everyone else’s business, but on days like today, I not only think of our tragic loss, but of the Iraqi mother who emailed me to tell me that her son died in the same battle Casey was killed in. The difference is, her son was defending his community, my son was “exceptional.” Our mother’s pain is the same.

My Commentary: “Think About it, You Might Learn Something”