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Thursday, December 15, 2011

As US Ends Iraq War, A Look At Haditha Massacre

US Army soldiers salute during ceremonies marking the end of US military mission in Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday. (AP)

In Baghdad Thursday, the U.S. military officially declared an end to the war in Iraq, a war that cost more than 4,000 U.S. lives, and the lives of countless Iraqis.

But as the war ends, and all the troops come home by the end of the year, a story in The New York Times, probes one of the darkest days of the war, the massacre by U.S. Marines of two dozen Iraqis in Haditha in 2005.

Reporter Michael Schmidt discovered pages of interrogations of the Marines in a Baghdad junkyard.

As the Iraq War comes to a close, what do you think our legacy there will be? Tell us in the comments section or on our Facebook page.

Guest:

  • Michael Schmidt, reporter for the New York Times

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