16 years ago the U.S. illegally invaded Iraq, leaving a trail of destruction and lives lost. Here are the consequences:
⁃4,496 U.S. troops lost their lives
⁃100,000+ Iraqi civilians killed
⁃Ongoing regional instability
⁃Incalculable damage to U.S. reputation in the world
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This history is not fully addressed in textbooks. Read more below.