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Anger at Iraq war causes US election blow for Bush

11 November 2006
The consequences of the occupation of Iraq came home to US president George Bush this week as his Republican Party suffered major defeats across the US in Congress elections. Until very late in the campaign, Bush was seen as a pariah for his own party’s candidates.

The ‘war on terror’ and the US on the web

11 November 2006
Voters across the US were casting their ballots as Socialist Worker went to press. Here we suggest some of the websites likely to provide comment and analysis of the election, and the crisis surrounding George Bush.

Bush and the neocons: rats leave sinking ship

11 November 2006
The architects of the invasion of Iraq are deserting the war they launched and blaming George Bush for the disaster.

Army newspaper says Rumsfeld must go

11 November 2006
The Army Times, the main newspaper for US troops, recently published an editorial it said was "the hard bruising truth" about the Bush administration’s handling of the Iraq war.

Statistics show the growing strength of the resistance in Iraq

11 November 2006
At the beginning of the Iraq occupation, supporters of the war talked about the "tipping point" - the moment at which the occupation becomes accepted by the population.

Military families back in court

11 November 2006
On Monday of this week, families of British soldiers killed in Iraq returned to the High Court for a three-day hearing to press for an independent inquiry into the reasons for the war.

Court hears new abuse evidence

11 November 2006
Stewart MacKenzie, a former soldier, who allegedly sold fake photographs of British troops mistreating an Iraqi prisoner to the Daily Mirror, gave evidence at a court martial against seven colleagues who are accused of abusing Iraqi detainees in Basra last week.

US troops revolt against Iraq war

11 November 2006
The growing crisis faced by the US occupation of Iraq was the key issue in midterm elections, taking place in the US as Socialist Worker went to press.

Court martial hears evidence of torture by British

04 November 2006
Five members of the Queen’s Lancashire regiment (now amalgamated into the Duke of Lancaster’s regiment) and two members of the Intelligence Corps are being tried on charges connected with the death of Baha Musa and the abuse of other prisoners in Iraq.

George Galloway demands Blair held to account for Iraq

04 November 2006
‘It’s a very modest motion before the house - a call for a committee of inquiry comprising seven members of the privy council.

Emergency Iraq War protest outisde Parliament on Tuesday 31 October

28 October 2006
On Tuesday 31 October, Parliament will debate and vote on the Iraq war for the first time since March 18 2003. Alex Salmond, one of the MPs who initiated the debate, says: "This is the first time since the invasion of Iraq that the government can be held to account over this illegal and unwanted war."

People’s Assembly will challenge Islamophobia

28 October 2006
The Stop the War Coalition has called a People’s Assembly on Islamophobia and the "war on terror" on Saturday 18 November. The Muslim community is facing a racist onslaught from politicians and the media.

John Pilger: ‘This is Bush’s Vietnam’

28 October 2006
The Anglo-American adventure in Iraq is heading for a disaster for Washington as great as the defeat in Vietnam.

You’ve lost in Iraq, Blair: get the troops out now

28 October 2006
"There are only bad options for the coalition from now on," said Sir Jeremy Greenstock this week. He was the deputy ruler of Iraq for much of the occupation and has defended British policy down the line.

US plans a series of military ‘superbases’ in Iraq

28 October 2006
As Iraq sinks into chaos, the US military is planning to pull up the drawbridge behind a string of "superbases".

People in occupied Iraq slide into poverty

28 October 2006
Once it boasted the most advanced health service in the Middle East, an education system that turned out generations of skilled workers and a population that consumed the most books in the Arab world.

The bitter choices for Bush in Iraq

28 October 2006
Even George Bush now acknowledges there may be a similarity between the present situation in Iraq and the Tet offensive mounted by Viet Cong guerrillas in South Vietnam in early 1968.

Coalition troops are also paying the price for George Bush’s war

21 October 2006
The occupation in Iraq hit another bloody landmark earlier this week with the number of dead coalition troops rising to 3,000. This includes 119 British soldiers.

655,000 reasons to get out of Iraq now

21 October 2006
The death toll of the war on Iraq is much higher than even the most gloomy estimates. That is the conclusion of the most extensive study made of the country to date.

Anger grows as Turkish parliament prepares for vote on troops for Lebanon

09 September 2006
As Socialist Worker went to press on Tuesday of this week, the Turkish parliament was set to vote on sending troops to Lebanon as part of the United Nations (UN) force.

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