Iraq War

06.07.2016

Damning Chilcot Report confirms Iraq invasion was Bush/Blair’s war of choice

Damning Chilcot Report confirms Iraq invasion was Bush/Blair’s war of choice

“Military action at that time was not a last resort.” by Lauren McCauley, staff writer for Common Dreams “I will be with you, whatever,” former British Prime Minister Tony Blair pledged to U.S. President George Bush on July 28, 2002. That vow was made public… »

06.07.2016

5 revelations from Chilcot’s damning report into the Iraq war

5 revelations from Chilcot’s damning report into the Iraq war

The long-awaited findings of Sir John Chilcot’s inquiry into the invasion of Iraq by Britain in 2003 were finally published on Wednesday. It has taken seven years, £10 million (US$ 13 million) and 2.6 million words to investigate whether it was right and necessary for the UK to invade Iraq,… »

06.07.2016

Iraq War: Chilcot confirms Tony Blair must now be brought to justice

Iraq War: Chilcot confirms Tony Blair must now be brought to justice

The Iraq Inquiry, also referred to as the Chilcot Inquiry after its chairman, Sir John Chilcot, is a British public inquiry into the nation’s role in the Iraq War and has been published today seven years (7) after it was commissioned.  Relatives of the dead British soldiers, civil society organisations… »

07.11.2015

We Are Many: Global Feb. 15 2003 Protests didn’t stop Iraq war, but may have changed the world

We Are Many: Global Feb. 15 2003 Protests didn’t stop Iraq war, but may have changed the world

Up to 30 million people in nearly 800 cities rocked the globe on February 15, 2003, in antiwar rallies against the looming U.S. invasion of Iraq, making it the largest coordinated protest in history. And while the first U.S. bombs would hit Baghdad weeks later, a new documentary argues that… »

26.10.2015

Tony Blair is sorry, a little

Tony Blair is sorry, a little

While George W. Bush is apparently proud of everything he’s ever done, Tony Blair came dangerously close to facing reality this weekend when he admitted there were “elements of truth” in the view that the 2003 invasion of Iraq was the principle cause of the rise of ISIS (among other… »

17.01.2015

We are all ___ (fill in the blank)

We are all ___ (fill in the blank)

Pressenza republishes the latest entry on Noam Chomsky’s website. The world reacted with horror to the murderous attack on the French satirical journal Charlie Hebdo. In the New York Times, veteran Europe correspondent Steven Erlanger graphically described the immediate aftermath, what many call France’s 9/11, as “a day of sirens,… »

20.06.2014

Heed the Voices For Peace Amid the Tragedy of Iraq

By Amy Goodman with Denis Moynihan It didn’t take long this week for the architects of the disastrous U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq to apply their makeup and jump before the cable news television cameras. The militia group known as ISIS, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria,… »

24.03.2013

Lessons 10 years later: Iraq

Lessons 10 years later: Iraq

This week marks the 10th anniversary of the start of the Iraq War. As one of the longest and one of the most costly wars in U.S. history, the true costs in dollars, lives, environmental contamination and opportunity costs may never be fully appreciated. This “preventive war” waged on our… »

20.03.2013

10 years after Iraq invasion: more bloodshed, no justice.

10 years after Iraq invasion: more bloodshed, no justice.

Press release from the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, UK, Tuesday, 19 March 2013. A decade on from the bloody and illegal invasion of Iraq on 20th March 2003: a wave of explosions have rocked Baghdad and surrounding towns killing 56 people and injuring 200 more. ‘This is… »

17.03.2013

New study reveals high toll of decade-long Iraq War

A decade of war in Iraq has killed roughly 134,000 Iraqi civilians and potentially contributed to the deaths of many hundreds of thousands more, according to researchers at Brown University. Their report was released ahead of the 10th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq on March 19, 2003. It… »

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