Iraqis have a saying: “The rug is never sold”—meaning that there’s always more money to be made from any transaction. American defense contractors would agree.
Four months into Iraq War 3.0, the cracks are showing—on the battlefield and in Washington.
“Fear, arbitrary arrests, indiscriminate bombing, killing, an uncertain future—this is the new democratic Iraq.”
Washington always imagines it can control combustible situations abroad. It can’t. And it won’t.
Once again, the media fails to address the issue underlying much of the violence in Iraq—control over its most precious resource.
It was Dick Cheney, more than any other official, who set the terms for the post-9/11 world we all share.
Iraq Veterans Against the War and human rights organizations in both the US and Iraq are collecting signatures for a petition to pressure the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to hold a hearing on the human rights impacts of US wars.
On the tenth anniversary of the US invasion, the country is mired in a permanent crisis of sectarian violence, pervasive corruption and broken infrastructure.
Our self-righteous country has a history of justifying conflicts that were based on lies.
A guide to disaster at home and abroad.