On March 20, 2003, the United States invaded Ba’athist Iraq. Dale Hobson filed this blog entry a few days later.
Nations fight wars for a range of reasons: to protect against invasion, to secure resources, to retaliate, to advance ideology.
Aug 01, 2008 — An anti-war group is kicking off a national tour of Army bases this weekend in Watertown. Concerts tomorrow and a Sunday barbecue are the main events, but organizers say this tour is meant to help soldiers navigate the federal government's health care system. Members of the group Iraq Veterans Against the War say they're starting their tour of U.S. Army bases near Fort Drum because it's home to the 10th Mountain Division, the most deployed unit in the U.S. Army. Kristofer Goldsmith is one of the organizers of this weekend's events. He was a sergeant in the 3rd Infantry Division. After his tour of duty in Iraq he joined the anti-war group. He spoke with Jonathan Brown about the "State of the Union" base tour. Goldsmith says the name reflects the Iraq War's stature, particularly among soldiers, as the biggest problem with the state of the union. Go to full article