Didn't the mission end without finding the mythical weapons, without forcing the Iraqis to accept US domination, and with the country essentially destroyed?
- 20 March 2012
- David Swanson
- 20 March 2012
- Ross Caputi
Should foreigners have any role in building Iraq’s culture of peace? No, says ex-US marine Ross Caputi, Iraqis are quite capable of doing that without the help of Americans.
- 24 January 2012
- Rick Raznikov
What's the difference between US soldiers who slaughtered 24 civilians, including women and children and a man in a wheelchair, and the US soldier who helped expose such atrocities?
- 15 January 2012
- Judith Orr
No victory in Iraq but the US remains the world's biggest military power and, even in the depths of economic crisis, a superpower threatened with losing its status remains dangerous.
- 26 December 2011
- Ross Caputi
US Marine Ross Caputi reflects on Fallujah in Iraq, where he was deployed in the 2004 attack that killed thousands, displaced hundreds of thousands more and poisoned the city with chemical weapons.
- 23 December 2011
- Jeremy Corbyn
Jeremy Corbyn MP says the chaos and violence in Iraq are a direct result of an illegal war and the eight-year occupation which even after the withdrawal of US troops, is not over.
- 19 December 2011
- Gary Younge
What shapes Americans' opinions about any war is not that it is wrong and an independent country has been invaded, flattened, millions murdered and thousands tortured: it was wrong because the US lost.
- 18 December 2011
- Chris Floyd
Obama spoke of suffering, sacrifice, loss and pain -- but only for Americans and their families. He did not say a single word -- not one -- about the hundreds of thousands of Iraqis killed by this "extraordinary achievement", this "success".
- 16 December 2011
- Sami Ramadani
Iraqi dissident and exile Sami Ramadani says Obama, who opposed initially the Iraq war, today enthusiastically continues the policies of the two war criminals, Bush and Blair.
- 15 December 2011
- George Galloway
George Galloway told Tony Blair in 2003 the fall of Baghdad would be not the beginning of the end but merely the end of the beginning and the invasion of Iraq would be the Mother of All Blunders.
- 25 October 2011
- Mike Ferner
Summing up nearly a decade of butchery, Obama hides behind the worn-out "support the troops" smokescreen with no mention of nine years of mass slaughter and $800 billion.
- 24 October 2011
- Jonathan Steele
The neocons' grand plan to use the 2003 invasion to turn the country into a secure pro-western democracy and a garrison for US bases that could put pressure on Syria and Iran lies in tatters.
- 23 October 2011
- Spencer Ackerman
America's military efforts in Iraq aren’t coming to an end, they are entering a new phase. The Obama administration hopes that you won’t be so rude as to call it "war."