The painful debate over Iraq, which became a bloody quagmire, 20 years later

US marks 20 years since Iraq War began

One of the toughest stories I’ve ever had to do was on how my employer screwed up coverage of the march to war in Iraq. Two decades ago, while at the Washington Post, I decided to examine how a newspaper with so much talent essentially enlisted in the Bush administration’s effort to sell the coming … Read more

China’s Expanding Influence in Iraq  – The Diplomat

China’s Expanding Influence in Iraq 

Advertisement Different regions, such as the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America, have become the stage for the global power struggle between the United States and China, particularly since the beginning of the 21st century. As competition between these two countries intensifies, the impact on third countries has grown significantly.  The Middle East, which has … Read more

Not just Ukraine: GOP splinters on Iraq war repeal

“Voters are tired of wars that don’t have any justification or basis,” said Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), who has supported advancing the repeal of 1991 and 2002 authorizations for war in Iraq. “The Iraq thing, that was not justifiable … And that’s hard for my party to admit. Because they pushed it, they carried the … Read more

UK lied about zero civilian deaths in Iraq – investigation — RT World News

A joint media and NGO probe found at least two, and as many as 26, civilian victims of British airstrikes The Royal Air Force did in fact kill civilians during the bombing of Iraq aimed against Islamic State terrorists, according to an investigation by the Guardian and the nonprofit Airwars, published on Wednesday. The British government … Read more

Türkiye urges Iraq to recognize PKK as terrorist group – Erdogan

We agreed on development of Middle Corridor - Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on the Iraqi people to recognize the PKK as a terrorist organization, as he welcomed Prime Minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani in Ankara on Tuesday, Trend reports citing Daily Sabah. Noting that terrorist groups PKK, Daesh and the Gulenist Terror Group (FETÖ) pose a threat to Türkiye and Iraq’s security, … Read more

‘No state is safe’ 20 years after Iraq invasion – Russian envoy to US — RT World News

Washington learned nothing from the 2003 aggression, Ambassador Anatoly Antonov has said Although the entire world has known for years that the invasion of Iraq was based on false pretenses and a violation of international law, the US continues to insist it was justified in the name of its global hegemony, the Russian ambassador to … Read more

New Zealand’s Middle East Strategy, 20 Years After the Iraq War – The Diplomat

New Zealand’s Middle East Strategy, 20 Years After the Iraq War

Advertisement This week marks the 20th anniversary of the Iraq War. While it strongly opposed the U.S.-led invasion, New Zealand’s then government, led by Prime Minister Helen Clark of the Labor Party, did deploy military engineers to try to help rebuild Iraq in mid-2003. With violence soaring, their 12-month deployment ended without being renewed further, in 2004. However, New Zealand re-entered Iraq in … Read more

‘Plunging a country into chaos’: What lessons have been learned 20 years after the invasion of Iraq?

“The people of the United States and our friends and allies will not live at the mercy of an outlaw regime that threatens the peace with weapons of mass murder,” announced then-US President George W. Bush from the White House Oval Office on 20 March 2003, as US-led coalition forces began their ground offensive in … Read more

20 years on, how the illegal invasion of Iraq backfired on the US — RT World News

In March 2003, then President George W Bush approved the military attack, with major repercussions for US politics, and global perceptions of the country Twenty years ago, the world was shaken by one of the major geopolitical events of this century. On the morning of March 20, 2003, the US officially launched its illegal invasion … Read more

The Iraq War 20 years later: Delta Force operators recall hunting Saddam Hussein

Iraq War veteran wins Indiana primary, could become only Black Republican woman in Congress

Baghdad, Iraq, March 20, 2003 – At 5:34 AM, the United States, joined by British, Australian, and Polish forces, launched the “shock and awe” invasion of Iraq, opening one of the deadliest military engagements of the 21st century. The war would define then-President George W. Bush’s legacy and change the Middle East’s geopolitical landscape. As … Read more