Poll: Iraq War

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Yesterday marked the one year anniversary of a U.S. led attack on Iraq to overthrow the government of Saddam Hussein, what many are calling Gulf War II.

Hundreds of rallies are scheduled to take place across Europe and North America. Among the rallies, www.Stopwar.ca will be holding a peach march on Vancouver’s Burard Street bridge at 11:00 am today. In Kelowna there will be a public rally at the Sails downtown at 1 pm. Protestors say the world is less safe now than it was a year ago and the Iraq invasion caused more terrorism.

President George W. Bush marked the one-year anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq by praising the first day of the war as a "day of deliverance" for the Iraqi people. No one can argue that the Iraqi people would be better off with the thugs and murderers back in the palaces," he said.

Along with Germany and France, Canada decided to sit out the conflict, finding the American case that Iraq posed a threat with weapons of mass destruction, non-compelling. To date no weapons of mass destruction have been found, and the long process of establishing government and order in Iraq continues. Canada leads. Canada supported the U.S. led attack on Afghanistan to route out al-Qaeda, the purveyors of September 11th 2002 terrorist attacks and the al-Qaeda sympathetic Taliban Government.

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