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Matt Kenyon: How I snuck a memorial for Iraqi civilians into the US government

August 13th, 2015

Episode 432 of 824 episodes

It’s estimated that 150,000 to 1 million Iraqi civilians died as a result of the US-led invasion in 2003. Artist Matt Kenyon wanted to create a monument for them. But rather than build a large stone pillar, he made his monument small in size and easily replicable. He’s spent five years sneaking it into the halls of power -- including directly into the hands of a US Attorney General who held office during the war, in an exchange caught on tape.

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