Social media buzz: Iraq War anniversary, Hillary Clinton supports gay marriage

Popular topics in Opinion this week: Reflecting on the 10th anniversary of the war in Iraq, and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton backs gay marriage.

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  1. The Iraq War, 10 years later
  2. It has been a decade since the U.S. began "Operation Iraqi Freedom," under the pretense of eliminating Saddam Hussein because of his alleged weapons of mass destruction.  Over 4,500 Americans and countless Iraqi's have died. What did we learn?
  3. We posted on Facebook our view on the "sobering lessons," of the Iraq War and an opposing view by former assistant secretary of Defense Richard Perle:
  4. Here's what readers had to say on Facebook and Twitter to USA TODAY:
  5. 134,000 Iraqi civilians killed! We waged war when 3,000 of our innocent civilians were killed.
  6. The U.S. military invaded Iraq on March 19, 2003 in an unsuccessful attempt at killing Hussein. Known as the "shock and awe" plan, forces attacked and bombed areas of northern Iraq to display rapid dominance throughout the region.
  7. CNN Coverage of Shock And Awe
  8. That will be for the historians to decide but democracies take time to become real. I think terrorism was set back significantly and we probably stalled an attack on the U.S.
  9. Iraq War timeline from RT America:
  10. Iraq War: A look back 10 years later
  11. What people are saying outside of USA TODAY:
  12. The 10th anniversary of the Iraq War is coming up. Let's take time to remember the lying SOB's who committed acts of treason to get us to go to war. Let us remember the 4486 American Service men and women who were killed at the hands of our own murdering politicians. Let us revisit the web of deceit that cost us $2 trillion dollars. Will justice ever be done or will these neocon bastards just be an indelible brown stain on the history of the USA? 
  13. 10 years ago began the long, difficult work of liberating 25 million Iraqis. All who played a role in history deserve our respect and appreciation.