Lawmaker questions legality of Iraq War on its anniversary

Matt Saintsing
March 20, 2019 - 12:02 pm
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) questioned the legality of the Iraq war on its 16th anniversary.

Photo by Glen Stubbe/Minneapolis Star Tribune

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Freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) took the 16th anniversary of the start of the Iraq War to bring into question the conflict’s legitimacy. 

According to Omar, the war left a “trail of destruction” as well as “incalculable damage to the U.S. reputation in the world.” 

She also took the opportunity to call for those who “lied” in the days leading up to the war to be held accountable, including former Vice President Dick Cheney. 

On Sunday, she penned an op-ed in the Washington Post advocating for a global standard of human rights.