How the Iraq War Changed the World

At 5:34 am Baghdad time on 20 March 2003 (9:34 pm, 19 March EST) the military invasion of Iraq began.  There was no declaration of war.  The 2003 invasion of Iraq was led by US Army General Tommy Franks, under the code-name Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Millions of people knew invading Iraq was wrong. Twenty years on, they’ve been proven right, time and time again.

The Bush administration never found weapons of mass destruction, and their dream of building a U.S.-friendly government in Iraq blew up in their faces — all while the Iraqi people endured decades of violence and societal collapse.

So did anyone benefit from the war? And how did the invasion change the world?


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