Unhappy anniversary

Dick Cheney said the war in Iraq would last "weeks rather than months." Year three just began.

By Tim Grieve
Published March 21, 2005 1:32PM (EST)

In March 2003, Vice President Dick Cheney predicted that the Iraq war would last "weeks rather than months." On Sunday morning, the third year of the war began. By nightfall, another 31 people had been killed. More than 1,500 U.S. soldiers -- and probably 10 times as many Iraqis -- have been killed in the war so far.

George W. Bush celebrated the weekend's anniversary with a radio address in which he spoke of freedom "taking root" and declared that Iraq is "no longer a threat to the world." We marked the anniversary by reading this.

Tim Grieve

Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.

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