Remembering the Fall of Baghdad

August 21st, 2010

Great Rachel Maddow interview with Richard Engel about the day the Saddam statue came down.

Memory lane. We can remember how the war was sold to us as we hear about the soldiers who put the 9-11 American flag on Saddam’s head. We can see the foreshadowing of the future as the Shiites who helped tear down the statue shouted “Mohammed Sadek Al-Sadr,” the name of Moktada Sadr’s father, as the statue was being torn down.

We watched from home, thinking we knew what was going on. We had no idea what we were getting into.

Also, check here, to hear Engel talk about about living in Iraq during wartime. Total badass.

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