March 20 — the anniversary of the war in Iraq

Exactly nine years ago, the U.S. and its allies in violation of the UN Charter launched a military campaign against Iraq. Long before the outbreak of hostilities, America has made many attempts to convince the world that Iraq, led by Saddam Hussein has weapons of mass destruction that threaten humanity. To be more convincing U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell brought to the meeting of the UN Security Council tube, presenting it as evidence and stating that the powder inside it — that the bacteriological weapons that Iraq had hidden from international inspectors.

The invasion of Iraq began a month after the meeting. A year later, Mr. Powell admitted: "When I was doing a report in February 2003, it was based on the best information that I provided to the CIA. … Unfortunately, over time it became clear that the sources were inaccurate and wrong and, in some cases, deliberately misleading. I am deeply disappointed by this and sorry about that. "

During the war in Iraq, according to various estimates killed more than a million civilians. Weapons that Saddam Hussein supposedly possessed, and have not found the link between Hussein and the attacks of September 11, 2001 and has not been proven.

 

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