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Iraq: Still Recovering
18 Years After The US Invasion
Friday, March 19, 2021 5:00 PM
Weekly Friday Rally for Peace and Justice
Pioneer Courthouse Square,
SW Yamhill and Broadway

**Joe Biden is the 6th consecutive
US President to bomb Iraq**

Join us for a march and rally marking 18 years since the US invaded Iraq in 2003. The US invasion and occupation was based on the knowingly false information presented by the George W. Bush administration alleging that Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction. Members of Congress, including then-Senator Joe Biden, voted to authorize war. After the invasion, no WMDs were found. In 2020, President Trump deeply damaged US-Iraq relations in early 2020 by using a drone to assassinate Iranian General Soleimani and an Iraqi militia leader. The Iraqi parliament voted to demand the US leave their country. In late January, the US killed an Islamic State leader in an airstrike, making Biden the sixth consecutive US President to bomb the country of Iraq. While there are now only 2500 US Troops in Iraq, the instability caused by 13 years of sanctions and war (1990-2003) and 18 years since the second war and invasion, keep many Iraqis from having even their basic needs met. While greatly reduced, attacks by ISIS, which did not exist before the invasion, continue. The US embassy in Baghdad is the world's largest, despite Iraq being the 36th largest country by population and 58th largest in size. It is clear the US wants to stay in Iraq to control the oil resources not just in Iraq but in the entire region. March 19 also marks 10 years since Barack Obama launched the US war on Libya, three years before sending more troops back into Iraq to battle ISIS. It is time to end all US wars and bring the troops home!

This event is part of the weekly Friday rally for Peace and Justice in Pioneer Square,which began shortly after the US invasion of Afghanistan in 2001. Begun by Portland Peaceful Response Coalition, Peace and Justice Works has hosted these rallies since March, 2020.

Event coordinated by Peace and Justice Works Iraq Affinity Group.

For more information, especially if your group would like to cosponsor or endorse this event, contact Peace and Justice Works at 503-236-3065 or

(NOTE: The first two presidents to bomb Iraq were George HW Bush 1991-92 and Bill Clinton 1993-2000.)

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Peace and Justice Works
PO Box 42456
Portland, OR 97242
(503) 236-3065

Page posted February 17, 2021


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