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The Iraq War

By gertcha15/5 14:10Wed May 15 14:10:02 2019

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Just come back from a holiday in Iraq (Kurdish part)

Saw some terrible scars of the Saddam Hussian era, the town of Halabja, where he dropped chemical weapons on his own people, met a survivor who was almost buried alive in a mass grave because they thought he was dead, he lost every single member of his family and was one of 4 out of 30 that survived whilst leaving on a truck

Went to the red prison in Sulaymaniyah, where Saddam killed and tortured 1000's of Kurds, some of the graffiti is still on the wall, met a guy there who happened to just be visiting and showing his children around, he managed to escape and ended up in Manchester of all places

My point is I was shocked at just how pleased they were that we invaded in 2003 and rid them of Saddam, I know he was particularly brutal against some sectors vs others but I hear the same stories from people that have visited Baghdad.
As someone who is anti-war etc it's really confused my opinion of this war which I was previously totally against and I question some of the UK media and their portrayal of the county since

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