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Iraq war


Tony Blair’s ‘journey’ ended in hell for Iraq

31 August 2010
War criminal Tony Blair enjoyed a high-level dinner with US president Barack Obama as his memoirs, titled A Journey, were published this week.

Slaughter in Iraq is no US victory

24 August 2010
A very revealing exchange took place on Radio 4’s Today programme on Thursday of last week.

Iraq: an illegal war that led to terrorism

27 July 2010
Evidence given to the Chilcot inquiry into the war in Iraq is consistently proving the anti-war movement right.

Iraq: twenty years since Desert Storm began the killing

27 July 2010
Western imperialism has devastated Iraq. More than a million people have died since the US and British invasion of 2003, all because of lies claiming that Iraq was harbouring weapons of mass destruction.

Bombing in Iraq is a sign of brewing tensions

20 July 2010
The bombing that killed at least 43 people in Radwaniya near Baghdad last week as they queued for their wages shows that instability still rocks Iraq.

Baha Mousa: Minister ‘forgot’ torture memo

08 June 2010
A former Labour minister "failed to recollect" a memo confirming that British soldiers tortured Iraqi hotel worker Baha Mousa.

Green Zone: an arrogant movie that justifies American wars

16 March 2010
Hollywood has a revisionist narrative for every war – like the myth that the US single-handedly won the Second World War.

Blair: No regrets and I’d bomb Iran

02 February 2010
"The decision I took—and frankly would take again—was if there was any possibility that he could develop weapons of mass destruction we should stop him.

Chilcot whitewash brings out the dirt

26 January 2010
The Chilcot inquiry was set up to whitewash the Labour government’s lies over the 2003 Iraq war. But it isn’t all going to plan.

Outrageous result of Blackwater mercenaries murder case in US

06 January 2010
A US court has thrown out the case of five US mercenaries who confessed to shooting Iraqi civilians in September 2007.

Did British soldiers kill Iraqi civilians?

24 November 2009
An announcement of another public inquiry into allegations of torture by British troops is expected this week.

New revelations as Iraq war inquiry opens

24 November 2009
The official inquiry into the 2003 Iraq war began its public hearings on Tuesday of this week amid a storm over leaked documents that show the backroom deals George Bush and Tony Blair made in the run-up to the slaughter.

Iraq War Inquiry protest

23 November 2009
Stop the War has called a protest at the opening of the Iraq inquiry in central London on Tuesday 24 November, to demand that Tony Blair and Gordon Brown are held to account for war crimes which led to the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Iraqis and 179 British troops.

Inquiry told British torture of Iraqi prisoners is rife

17 November 2009
The public inquiry into the death of Baha Mousa is exposing the vile brutality of the British occupation of Iraq.

Violence continues in Iraq

13 October 2009
Iraq has been rocked by a series of blasts that have killed scores of people. The latest, which took place in Ramadi, the capital of the Anbar province, targeted a meeting between the Awakening Councils, insurgents who switched sides to become key US allies and the Iraqi military.

Mercenaries in Iraq: big profits for private forces

25 August 2009
ArmorGroup is just one of the "private security" contractors that have descended on Iraq since the fall of Saddam Hussein’s regime. These companies have won millions of pounds of contracts from the US and Britain, and private firms, to provide "security" in Iraq.

Battle over trial of British mercenary in Iraq

25 August 2009
The case of Daniel Fitzsimons, a former British soldier facing the death penalty in Iraq, reveals a lot about the chaotic hell in which that country is mired.

Tension growing over Iraq

21 July 2009
The US military is finding the Iraqi interpretation of its Status of Forces Agreement a little hard to swallow.

Truth behind Britain’s torture of Iraqi prisoners

14 July 2009
Shocking images of British soldiers abusing Iraqi civilians were shown for the first time at the start of a public inquiry into the death of Baha Mousa.

Iraq occupation is not over

30 June 2009
Iraqis greeted the withdrawal of US troops from their cities this week by dancing in the streets.

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