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Iraq That Was and Could Have Been

Alexander Reed Kelly
Associate Editor
In December 2010, Alex was arrested for civil disobedience outside the White House alongside Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges, Pentagon whistle-blower Daniel Ellsberg, healthcare activist Margaret Flowers and…
Alexander Reed Kelly

The British Pathé archive gives us an opportunity to resist historical forgetting and know a modernizing Iraq that was prouder and more self-determined than the hothouse of anxiety and ruin that latter-20th century U.S. aggression made it today.

“The young people of today know that life for them is going to be different, and better — far better than it was for their fathers,” the optimistic narrator says, unwittingly and tragically.

British Pathé:

— Posted by Alexander Reed Kelly.

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