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Was it worth it? Veterans talk about Iraq war
Tuesday marked the 10th anniversary of the American invasion of Iraq and the beginning of what would be called "Operation Iraqi Freedom."
Tonight News 5 Video Journalist Kevin Rempe brings us more from the two Nebraska war veterans that were part of the "Shock and Awe" campaign and ask them the question: Was it worth it?
"I think so. The people were tortured. It wasn't a good place for them. If you were able to survive, you always had this giant thumb pushing you down. That's exactly how those people felt. There was no chance for them," said Travis Karr.
"I don't think it was a mistake. And I know the biggest taboo word in all this is "weapons of mass destruction." You gotta ask yourself, "What is a weapon of mass destruction?" Is it a bomb? Is it a gun? What truly is it? Right here in Nebraska we have people fighting for gun rights everyday because it's not the weapon, its the minds. If you look at it as a mind, Saddam Huseein had a mind that caused mass destruction already. He wiped out all the Kurds back in 1980. He tried to take out Kuwait back in 1991. And after 3 airplanes, who would have thought of an airplane as a weapon of mass destruction? They took out New York City and the Pentagon. Anything can be used as a weapon of mass destruction. It's the mind that does all that," T.J. Frazier said.
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