On the 10-year anniversary of America’s invasion of Iraq, Current TV’s John Fugelsang is joined from Washington by Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., who holds the distinction of being the only member of Congress to vote against both the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force resolution following the Sept. 11 attacks as well as the 2002 Iraq War Resolution.
Fugelsang then talks with a panel composed of Eric Boehlert, senior fellow at Media Matters for America; Yanar Mohammed, the president of the Organization of Women’s Freedom in Iraq; and Maggie Martin, director of organizing for Iraq Veterans Against the War. Boehlert argues the media helped sell the Iraq War to the American people. “President Bush could not have sold this war without the mainstream media,” he says.
The panel reflects on how the lives of Americans — and Iraqis — have been impacted by the Iraq War, and Mohammed says, “You cannot bring anything good by bombing and by killing. It’s an arsenal of killing that was sent to the other side of the world.”
This post originally appeared on Current TV at http://current.com/shows/viewpoint/videos/a-decade-later-what-has-the-real-impact-of-the-iraq-war-been/.