A local peace activist looks back at ten years of war on Iraq listen03/18/13 Seán Kinane
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Ten years ago this week, the U.S.-led coalition began the bombing campaign on Iraq, branded Shock and Awe.
Early in the morning of March 20, 2003, hundreds of missiles began raining down on Baghdad and other Iraqi cities. It was the evening of March 19 in the United States, so Tuesday is commonly recognized as the anniversary.
We look back at the peace movement in 2003 and in the decade since in this conversation with anti-war activist Chris Ernesto from St. Pete for Peace.
Tuesday there will be a Vigil for Peace at the corner of Dale Mabry Highway and Gandy Boulevard. It’s a short distance north of the main gate of MacDill Air Force Base, which the organizers point out is the headquarters of “US Central Command and US Special "Black" Operations.”