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Mass Destruction: War and Destruction

mass destruction: More than 4,500 U.S. service members were killed, seven of them as recently as last week, according to Rabble. Death and destruction on this scale would be more than enough to crush any society; yet the Iraqi people have persevered, countering war with determination and hope. Far from delivering the promised freedom and democracy and exposing stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction, the illegal war killed, wounded and displaced millions of civilians. We have to name it as a criminal war, Zahra Ali told us on the Democracy Now! news hour, the destruction of Iraq as a functioning state and society. The post-2003 Iraqi regime has proven to be very anti-democratic, she added. A French-Iraqi sociologist, she was raised in Paris because her Iraqi parents fled Saddam Hussein as political exiles. ( As reported in the news.