5th Anniversary of War in Iraq
(Ebru News/AP) It's been five years since the beginning of the Iraqi War. From Main Street to Capital Hill, Americans are deeply divided as to whether or not the decision to send US troops to Iraq was the right one.
George W. Bush, US President
"The decision to remove Saddam Hussein was the right decision early in my presidency, it's the right decision at this point of my presidency and it will forever be the right decision."
Byron Dorgan, Democratic Senator from North Dakota:
"We just shoveled money out of the door; and it is the greatest waste, fraud and abuse that this country, I am convinced, I am convinced the American taxpayers have been stolen blind."
Nearly 4,000 US soldiers have lost their lives, while close to 60,000 others have been wounded.
And just as Washington lawmakers are divided on the war, so are ordinary Americans on the streets of the nation's capital
Erin Seetin, reacting to 5th Year Anniversary of Iraq War
"...I think even though it's costing a lot of money now, I think in the long run it's going to be a good thing."
Jerry Boyd, reacting to 5th Year Anniversary of Iraq War
"I think that the human cost is very high and that in this case the cost exceeded the cause in my opinion."
According to some estimates, that cost so far stands at 500 billion dollars and counting.
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