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On the eve of 15th anniversary of the Iraq war it’s worth remembering that Oprah and her mentor Donahue did more to warn America against the Iraq war than virtually anyone in America.

Although Oprah’s brilliant Iraq war record is slightly tarnished by a pro-war show she did in Oct 2002, in the final months leading up to war, her show was perhaps the loudest voice against it, anywhere in America:

Oprah’s mentor Phil Donahue also deserves great credit for getting fired from his cable TV gig for his Iraq war opposition, which gives you a sense of how hard it was to oppose the Iraq war before it began:

 

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