5,144 Days Ago...

Common Dreams Homepage March 22, 20035,144 days ago: March 22, 2003.

The day before George W. Bush had fired hundreds of US cruise missiles into Baghdad. ‘Shock & Awe' was under way.

The corporate media had sounded the drumbeats of war for months: Lies of WMDs. Mushroom clouds to come. Lies of an Iraq connection to 9/11. Airwaves filled non-stop with generals, military propagandists, and hawkish bi-partisan politicians. Anti-war voices? Silenced.

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Now, 14 years later, the corporate media is still sounding the drumbeats of war. The ‘beauty’ of 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles raining down on Syria. The 'Mother of All Bombs' dropped on Nangarhar province in Afghanistan. Possible thermonuclear war with North Korea. Airwaves filled non-stop with generals, military propagandists, and hawkish bi-partisan politicians. Anti-war voices? Silenced.

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