Tuesday, March 19, 2013

A Room of My Own: A Tanka about "Mission Accomplished"

written for the 10th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq

Iraqi children
glued to a small TV:
he stands firmly
under a banner which reads
"Mission Accomplished"

Note: 4,488 soldiers died in the Iraq War, and there is no official record of violent civilian deaths following the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

1 comment:

  1. "A series of bomb blasts have ripped through Baghdad and surrounding towns on the 10th anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion that began a decade-long war in Iraq. At least 56 people died in more than a dozen explosions, most of them car bombings. It was 10 years ago today that the United States, under President George W. Bush, invaded Iraq on the false pretext that Saddam Hussein was hiding weapons of mass destruction. Now, a decade after the invasion began, a new poll confirms most people in the United States believe it was a mistake."

    For further information, listen to the Democracy Now! episode, "The Costs of War: 10 Years After Iraq Invasion, New Study Tallies the Massive Human, Financial Toll," http://www.democracynow.org/2013/3/19/the_costs_of_war_10_years