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Democrats Also to Blame for Iraq War, Journalist Scahill Says

Tracy Bloom
Assistant Editor
Tracy Bloom left broadcast news to study at USC's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. There she eventually became deputy editor of Neon Tommy, the most-trafficked online-only college website in…
Tracy Bloom

Nation writer Jeremy Scahill ripped into Republicans and Democrats on the 10th anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, claiming that both parties are to blame for the war during a recent appearance on MSNBC.

“I don’t see this as the 10th anniversary of the Iraq War,” Scahill told Martin Bashir. “This was a war that started in 1991 and was waged consistently by the United States, and it was a bipartisan war.”

He argued that the key members of the Obama administration, including Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State John Kerry, should have to answer for their actions in the runup to the conflict.

But Scahill also said that Bush administration officials such as Donald Rumsfeld, Paul Wolfowitz and Douglas Feith “should not be able to show their faces in public in this country without getting confronted with what they did to Iraq.” He later added that Dick Cheney, Rumsfeld and Wolfowitz were not deserving of being given “any honor in this society. They should be held accountable for the U.S. soldiers who were killed and the many more than 100,000 Iraqis that were killed.”

(h/t The Nation)

— Posted by Tracy Bloom.

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