Operation Iraqi Freedom: 20 years later

Twenty years ago this week the U.S. carried out its first airstrikes and begin its ground invasion of Iraq with Operation Iraqi Freedom lasting nearly a decade. NBC’s Gadi Schwartz looks into how those who fought in the war are still dealing with the physical and emotional burdens of the war. 
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  1. Sadam was protecting his country from the west. He wasn’t attaking the west. It was one of the richest countries now we robbed it. I hope you guys happy with that, but hey what comes around goes around And don’t ask me to go back to my country. I was happy there I had money I loved my president until you invaded it👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻

  2. Iraqis are martyrs , they were the victims , Saddam died a martyr he didn't have to but the way he was murdered was criminal under US occupation. It was a crusade against the entire iraqi population 🇮🇶

  3. And not a single politician went to jail for lying about WMD’s. Shocker!

  4. Is it true that it was only some junior staffers that stopped them from calling it "Operation Iraqi Liberation"???

  5. Why isn’t bush in prison yet

  6. I am so glad I got in touch with Maskoffaid They helped me with a transfer of $4,000 to my account

  7. I am so glad I got in touch with Maskoffaid They helped me with a transfer of $4,000 to my account

  8. The Empire needs more Oil !

  9. Operation Ukraine Freedom 🎉

  10. American Evils . American Oil Loot.

  11. When oil company lobbying the politicians.

  12. More wars like this for usa!

  13. Operations IRAQ loot 🤣😂😂🤣
    20 years

  14. That ICC war crimes thing really jogged people’s memory didn’t it. Nothing like invading the wrong country over 911 to pursue a family agenda and shut down non Saudi oil fields

  15. USA, mind your own problems. There are too many consequences for your own greed on your continent. You will be billed for foreign continents soon.

  16. Where is the ICC WARRANT FOR BUSH? How come he gets away with war crimes? 1 MILLION DEAD

  17. war crime same as putin

  18. WMD was a lie. So it was illegal. Tell me the difference to Ukraine.

  19. Media lies to cover up war crime by telling Iraqi people died in civil wars. Al Jazeera exposed them with wikileaks. They can't cover up with lies. They talk about free sppech and democracy but put julian assange in jail for telling the truth.

  20. Bush and Tony Blair should be charged for war crimes

  21. Scott Ritter is the #1 authority as the top gun weapons inspector of Iraq, you want honesty without the beltway media spin check out his YouTube cites, carry on!

  22. It was a special military operation full of war crimes

  23. Report the truth! 20 years ago, the US launched a premeditated/illegal war on Iraq based on lies. A legacy of death/displacement/torture & ruin, but no one has been held accountable. The corrupt US media is complicit in this criminal act. US and NATO forces committed war crimes!

  24. Muhammed Ali: "No I’m not going 10,000 miles from home to help murder & burn another poor nation simply to continue the domination of white slave masters of the darker people the world over. This is the day when such evils must come to an end." Muhammed Ali was an American hero and the rest of you were war criminals & a tool for the US military–industrial complex! Shameful.

  25. Do you remember Abu-Gharib?? American human rights at its best! Advocating for Human rights, democracy and peace!

  26. Sending love from the US. We need more peace , more love more light. Condolences to all the families from years ago to now.

  27. Wish I could go back in time and protest this.