Category: Iraq

Patrick Cockburn: Resignation will not automatically stop mass uprising

The departure of Adel Abdul-Mahdi as prime minister is unlikely to defuse the protests, because the Iraqi state is probably incapable of reforming itself

Norman Solomon: The Official Secrets Movie vs. Joe Biden’s Lies About the Iraq War

As he pursues the presidency, Joe Biden is persisting with dismal innovations to falsify his record on the Iraq war. In the process, he’s operating completely at odds with what the Official Secrets film and Katharine Gun are all about

Juan Cole: Iraqi Crowds Erupt in Celebration as PM Offers to Resign

The demonstrators have been demanding an end to corruption and the provision of services

Patrick Cockburn: UK failure in Iraq and Afghanistan highlighted by war crime claims

If true, claims would be in keeping with UK’s completely dismal record in both theatres of conflict

James Risen, Tim Arango, Farnaz Fassihi, Murtaza Hussain, Ronen Bergman: A Spy Complex Revealed

Leaked Iranian Intelligence Reports Expose Tehran’s Vast Web of Influence in Iraq

Jeremy Scahill: The Changing of the Overlords

From the Rubble of the U.S. War in Iraq, Iran Built a New Order

Patrick Cockburn: How Tehran-backed forces are taking over in Iraq

Protests represent the biggest threat to the Iraqi political establishment since Isis was advancing on Baghdad

Juan Cole: Biggest Iraqi Crowds in History Demand changes in Bush Constitution

Friday saw some of the largest demonstrations in modern Iraqi history

Juan Cole: ISIS Grew Out of U.S. Invasion of Iraq

Interview on What Will Happen Next

Juan Cole: US Militarism, having Provoked ISIL into Being, Kills Cult Leader Baghdadi

ISIL did not arise organically from Islam. There was little violent religious extremism among Sunnis in Iraq before the United States invaded in 2003

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