In contrast to claims by George Bush and Tony Blair, the most likely
outcome of the Iraq elections will be to fuel opposition to the
occupation and exacerbate divisions between the various ethnic and
After only a few days, the sham of the Iraqi ‘elections’ became evident
as Iraq was shaken by a renewed wave of bombings and violent attacks on
government officials and the occupation forces. As each day passes, it
becomes clearer that the elections have resolved nothing for either the
Iraqi peoples or the...
Just before Christmas, 100 people were killed and injured in an attack
on a US Army base dining hall in Mosul, northern Iraq. Nineteen US
soldiers were amongst those killed - the most deadly attack on US forces
since the war and occupation began.
"This is far graver than Vietnam. If we leave and there’s no civil war,
that’s a victory." William Odon, former head of the US national security
agency, is more in touch with the reality of Iraq than George Bush and