In case you forgot, the American invasion of Iraq began six years ago today. Anniversaries are, I suppose, arbitrary ways to remember things. But this means that the war has been going on for about 27% of my life. As Spencer Ackerman put it on Twitter today, “If the Iraq war were a person it would be heading to second grade.”
I don’t have the time today to write an extensive post reflecting on the war. (You can see last year’s here.) Let’s just hope that American troops are out of Iraq before the war is the same age as a third grader.