President George W. Bush lied to us, ladies and gentlemen.
As did his Vice President Dick Cheney and now-former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and Paul Wolfowitz, at minimum.
And the worst thing about it is that at least 4,488 Americans soldiers died because of it while a minimum of 32,021American soldiers were wounded. Added to that are the estimated 122,000+ Iraqis that were killed, let alone those wounded and/or made homeless.
It was and is a huge tragedy and debacle, besides being against our own, internal, national laws as well as against external, international laws.
It should never have happened and many, many lies were told and deceptions created in order to have it take place.
It happened. It took place.
And it took place on our watch.
We should absolutely explore who was responsible for it happening.
We should explore who lied.
And we should prosecute those that did, without question.
More than anything, we must make certain it and nothing remotely like it ever takes place again.
That's why this is so vitally important.
Links: Iraq Body Count