Suggested Tweets on the Anniversary of the Invasion of Iraq

 World Can't Wait | March 19, 2015

This weekend, as we gather to protest the new wave of bombs dropped on Iraq and Syria, and the possibility of sending ground troops — once again — into Iraq, let's help the public remember the crimes that have been carried out by the U.S. over the past few decades.

Still not sure? Review the timeline of war and protest post-9/11.

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Facts - with sources:

There have been 153,930 documented deaths of Iraqi civilians since U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003 https://www.iraqbodycount.org/

More than a million Iraqis have died from the U.S. invasion and occupation, according to surveys.  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-naiman/uk-poll-consistent-with-1_b_64475.html

Human cost: 3.5-5 mil. Iraqis displaced, 2 mil. Iraqi women widowed, 5 mil. Iraqi children orphaned http://www.globalresearch.ca/iraq-s-shocking-human-toll-about-1-million-killed-4-5-million-displaced-1-2-million-widows-5-million-orphans/12150

There are 5 MILLION orphans in Iraq today after years or US bombs + occupation. WE SAY NO MORE WAR! http://web.mit.edu/humancostiraq/

The suicide rate among recent veterans is 50% higher than for civilians - these wars are wrong & we know it. http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-veteran-suicide-20150115-story.html

US veteran suicides are as high as 8,000 per year, exceeding U.S. death rates on battlefield
http://www.veteransandptsd.com/PTSD-statistics.html
http://iava.org/campaign/combatingsuicide/

Remember the Abu Ghraib torture pictures? Additional 2,100 disturbing images remain concealed by Obama  http://www.newsweek.com/remember-abu-ghraib-torture-pictures-there-are-more-obama-doesnt-want-you-see-279254

1 million US veterans were injured in Iraq & Afghanistan - a milestone the govt tried to cover up  http://www.forbes.com/sites/rebeccaruiz/2013/11/04/report-a-million-veterans-injured-in-iraq-afghanistan-wars/

US death toll: 4,489 soldiers in Iraq; 2,356 soldiers in Afghanistan; 6,800 contractors in both.  http://costsofwar.org/article/us-killed-0

1,558 limb amputations, 288,000 brain injuries & 118,829 PTSD cases. And that's just the US stats.  http://www.allgov.com/news/top-stories/leftovers-from-afghanistan-and-iraq-wars-1558-amputations-7224-severe-brain-injuries-118829-post-traumatic-stress-disorders-140303?news=852580

US war in Iraq price tag (including future interest expenses): $6 trillion http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/14/us-iraq-war-anniversary-idUSBRE92D0PG20130314

10% of $61BN for Iraq reconstruction CANNOT be accounted for and an additional 15% was lost to waste, fraud and abuse http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/Articles/2014/06/19/How-US-Lost-Billions-Over-9-Years-Iraq

Remember Abu Ghraib prison: US soldiers abused, raped & murdered Iraqi prisoners (including minors)  http://boingboing.net/2004/07/20/evidence-for-hershs.html

Still think the US can bomb Iraq (or Syria, or Yemen, or wherever) and solve ANYONE'S problems? Check your history: http://www.worldcantwait.net/index.php/real-history-lessons/8673-timeline-war-and-protest-post-9-11

Tweets about the protests and supporting the movement:

We are protesting to END the ENDLESS WARS this weekend in DC and around the country http://www.worldcantwait.net/index.php/calls-to-action/8654-spring-rising-an-antiwar-intervention-in-washington-dc

These war crimes require a renewed commitment to put humanity and planet the first — become a sustainer today: http://www.worldcantwait.net/index.php/calls-to-action/8663-sustainer-drive-2015-commit-to-humanity-and-the-planet

ISIS is an excuse: remember the false WMD claim? No More War in Iraq!  http://www.worldcantwait.net/index.php/calls-to-action/8654-spring-rising-an-antiwar-intervention-in-washington-dc

Both Bush's wars were launched on the basis of lies, & the last 4 presidents have bombed Iraq. ENOUGH!  http://www.worldcantwait.net/index.php/calls-to-action/8654-spring-rising-an-antiwar-intervention-in-washington-dc

The current problem is NOT that the U.S. finally withdrew military forces from Iraq in 2012, but its illegitimate invasions in 1991 & 2003.

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