The Iraq war: Success or blunder?

September 26, 2010 § 1 Comment

Al Jazeera – Inside Iraq

In our last episode we shall examine the war on Iraq and ask whether it was a spectacular success or a colossal blunder.

Today, Iraq is in a precarious position. Millions of Iraqis are still refugees in neighbouring countries; killings, poverty, corruption and lack of services have become endemic while the specter of renewed civil war still haunts the Iraqi people.

But Iraq has also come a long way since the horrific days of 2006 and 2007: The country brags about its enlightened constitution, free elections and vibrant media.

But two key questions refuse to abandon the whole US enterprise in Iraq: Was toppling Saddam Hussein’s regime worth the enormous cost paid by millions of Iraqis? And where do Iraqis go to seek justice and compensation for this illegal war waged by George Bush and Tony Blair?

Our guests this week are George Galloway, a former British MP, and Raanan Gissin, a former senior advisor to Ariel Sharon, the former Israeli prime minister.

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§ One Response to The Iraq war: Success or blunder?

  • aletho says:

    The invasion and destruction of Iraq has been a grand success from the perspective of Zionism. Phenomenal.

    Iraqi lives don’t count one iota, US soldier lives are worth only slightly more, American treasure is entirely expendable.

    The suggestion that it could possibly have been a blunder is a form of propaganda because it is premised on the exclusion of the possibility that the entire event was undertaken on behalf of Israel. Deception.

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