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In the News (Thu 18 Jul 19)

  President Bush Outlines Iraqi Threat
Iraq's weapons of mass destruction are controlled by a murderous tyrant who has already used chemical weapons to kill thousands of people.
The inspectors discovered that Iraq had an advanced nuclear weapons development program, had a design for a workable nuclear weapon, and was pursuing several different methods of enriching uranium for a bomb.
Iraq has attempted to purchase high-strength aluminum tubes and other equipment needed for gas centrifuges, which are used to enrich uranium for nuclear weapons.
www.whitehouse.gov /news/releases/2002/10/20021007-8.html   (3301 words)

  Invasi Irak 2003 - Wikipedia
Australian contribution to the 2003 invasion of Iraq
Polish contribution to the 2003 invasion of Iraq
Iraq: Forcible return of refugees and asylum-seekers is contrary to international law
id.wikipedia.org /wiki/Invasi_Irak_2003   (310 words)

 American government position on invasion of Iraq - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Much of the position is summed up in the main article on the U.S. plan to invade Iraq.
A summary of the United States government's case for military intervention in Iraq can be seen in the presentation that Secretary of State Colin Powell made to the UN Security Council on February 5, 2003.
Powell's speech on February 5 showed that Iraq had made numerous efforts to obstruct the work of inspectors, and to develop and hide weapons of mass destruction.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/American_government_position_on_invasion_of_Iraq   (1342 words)

 2003 Invasion of Iraq - Art History Online Reference and Guide
Prior to the U.S. invasion of Iraq, Zarqawi had settled in Kurdish northern Iraq (an area not controlled by Saddam Hussein's government) where he joined, and may have led, the terrorist organization Ansar al-Islam, which was an enemy of the Ba'athist government.
Iraq was subsequently marked by violent conflict between U.S.-led occupation of Iraq soldiers and forces described by the occupiers as insurgents.
Their view was that Iraq had violated the terms of the cease-fire by breaching two key conditions and thus made the invasion of Iraq a legal continuation of the earlier war.
www.arthistoryclub.com /art_history/2003_invasion_of_Iraq   (9158 words)

 Iraq War
The Iraq War (March 20, 2003 to present), sometimes known as the Second Gulf War, is an ongoing war that began with the United States-led invasion of Iraq in 2003.
Iraq's disarmament was supported by a majority of Congress, who passed the Joint Resolution to Authorize the Use of United States Armed Forces Against Iraq on the 11 October 2002.
However, al-Qaeda leaders have seen the Iraq war as a boon to their recruiting and operational efforts, providing both evidence to jihadists worldwide that America is at war with Islam, and the training ground for a new generation of jihadists to practice attacks on American forces.
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 Iraq War - TvWiki, the free encyclopedia
When capitalized, the term Iraq War typically is limited to the 2003 invasion, the hostilities against the Baathist government of Iraq, and the succeeding period of military occupation.
In contrast, individuals that believe that the "Iraq war" is a continuing conflict base their concept of "war" and "occupation" on more general concepts, as opposed to the definitions of the United Nations, International law, military laws, or political techniques for using language effectively.
The War of Iraq (2003) was the war in the Middle East country of Iraq, which resulted from the the Iraq disarmament crisis of late 2002 and began with the invasion of 2003.
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 Iraq War - Psychology Central   (Site not responding. Last check: )
When capitalized, the term Iraq War typically is limited to the 2003 invasion, the hostilities against the Baathist government of Iraq, and the succeeding period of military occupation.
Pretexts of the invasion and occupation as stated by the United States in 2002 before the Iraq invasion are likewise controversial factors.
The War of Iraq (2003) was the war in the Middle East country of Iraq, which resulted from the the Iraq disarmament crisis of late 2002 and began with the invasion of 2003.
psychcentral.com /psypsych/Iraq_war   (7791 words)

 Melanie Phillips’s Diary » The questions that need to be asked about those WMD
To this day it is the official position of the British government that Saddam was indeed engaged in developing nuclear weapons and that he continued in his attempts to do so right up to the eve of war.
The Chinese government, it is submitted, had the greatest motive for suppressing evidence concerning Saddam’s acquisition of nuclear weapons technology.
The docile US media, dependent as it is on government sources and handouts, is all too easily intimidated or bought off by pressure from a myriad different sources which all have their own conflicting reasons to suppress such politically damaging revelations.
www.melaniephillips.com /diary/?p=1503   (3178 words)

 Eight Facts About Iraq by Laurence M. Vance
The invasion of Iraq was justified, we have been led to believe, because Saddam Hussein was the reincarnation of Adolph Hitler, Iraq was in the position of Germany on the eve of World War II, and the "elite" Republican Guard was the equivalent of the German Wehrmacht.
Not only was Iraq’s army considerably weaker than it was during the first Persian Gulf War –; a war in which Iraq only managed to kill 148 Americans – but Iraq had no navy or air force.
Iraq’s economy was in ruin after a decade of sanctions – sanctions that destroyed its water supplies.
www.lewrockwell.com /orig4/vance2.html   (1502 words)

 Saddam Hussein and Iraq
Critics of the inspection process noted that Iraq had the capability of frustrating any organized inspection by putting the chemical and biological weaponry in vehicles constantly moving throughout the country thus evading the inspection process.
In 1939, Iraq mobilized its army to conquer the tiny land, which was still a colony of Britain but cancelled the invasion.
But the fact that Iraq was willing to expose its military to such a massive number of casualties for an unclear objective was the first illustration of Saddam's utter disregard for the value of human life.
www.newsbatch.com /iraq.htm   (3267 words)

 Weapons of Mass Deception – How the Government Scares Us into War
In fact, Iraq is one of the most tolerant countries of Christians in the Middle East and has been known to crack down on radical Islam.
Iraq’s secularism and mild tolerance is much more preferable to the theocratic and tyrannical rule of the brutal Saudi’s (who the U.S continues to be say is a strategic ally no matter how many times they flip us off in front of the international community.
It is also time to educate the American people about the history of this conflict and inform that they are giving sanction to a potential disaster, all courtesy of government and journalistic deception.
www.lewrockwell.com /barnwell/barnwell21.html   (1914 words)

 BBC NEWS | Middle East | US invasion of Iraq 'inevitable'
In his strongest statement yet on the Iraq crisis, Pope John Paul II warned the leaders of the forces gathered against Iraq that they face a grave responsibility before God if they go to war.
However, in an apparent softening of its position, France, one of the staunchest opponents of conflict, said that if Iraq uses weapons of mass destruction it may consider assisting the war effort.
"Iraq does not choose its path on the orders of a foreigner and does not choose its leaders according to decrees from Washington, London or Tel Aviv, but through the will of the great Iraqi people," the statement from the meeting said.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/middle_east/2862273.stm   (773 words)

 Iraq: A Colonial Dictatorship
Scott Ritter later confirmed this, the former UNSCOM weapons inspector in Iraq, announced in Washington State on 19 February that the UIA actually won 56 per cent of the vote, and that "an official involved in the manipulation was the source".
Like them, he advocated the invasion of Iraq in the mid 1990s and is one of the leading proponents of US new imperialist agenda.
The war against Iraq was a murderous crime and those who are responsible for it, and for the destruction of Iraqi society, should face war crimes trials.
globalresearch.ca /articles/HAS504A.html   (2047 words)

 How Neoconservatives Conquered Washington – and Launched a War, by Michael Lind
Equally wrong is the theory that the American and European civilizations are evolving in opposite directions.
Were it not for the overrepresentation of sparsely populated, right-wing states in both the presidential electoral college and the Senate, the White House and the Senate today would be controlled by Democrats, whose views and values, on everything from war to the welfare state, are very close to those of western Europeans.
Yet Syria, Iran and Iraq are bitter enemies, with their weapons pointed at each other, and the terrorists they sponsor target Israel rather than the U.S. The neocons urge war with Iran next, though by any rational measurement North Korea's new nuclear arsenal is, for the U.S., a far greater problem.
www.antiwar.com /orig/lind1.html   (1927 words)

 American Government Hypocrisy and the Invasion of Iraq
The Americans have claimed this invasion is to enforce the will of the international community, but in fact they have blatantly ignored the United Nation's Security Council's position that war is not called for at this time.
The Americans say Iraq must be invaded because they possess weapons of mass destruction (despite the fact that this has not been demonstrated, nor found by all the U.N. inspectors, nor found so far by the invading forces).
However, on the subject of the invasion of Iraq they are wrong, dead wrong, and we should not support them when they are wrong.
probability.ca /iraq.html   (1034 words)

Iraq is currently the world's second largest source of oil, but the majority of subterranean oil reserves have never been tapped.
The US government is attempting to justify their plans for war on Iraq, the world's second largest source of oil, by accusing Iraq of possessing weapons of mass destruction.
America's decision to withhold all but 3,500 pages of Iraq's 12,500 page weapons declaration is a serious and deliberate attempt to conceal important facts in a serious international crisis, and demonstrates the American government's contempt for the rest of the world.
www.thedebate.org /thedebate/iraq.asp   (4218 words)

 CIA officer claims U.S. fighting wrong war - Nightly News with Brian Williams - MSNBC.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A career CIA officer claims in a new book that America is losing the war on terror, in part because of the invasion of Iraq, which, he says, distracted the United States from the war against terrorism and further fueled al-Qaida’s struggle against the United States.
In fact, the same polls that show the depths of their hatred of our policies show a very strong affection for the traditional American sense of fair play, the idea of rule by law, the ability of people to educate their children.
And just as the American army or any army in the West would have a backup to their leader in the field, so does al-Qaida.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/5279743   (4688 words)

 Parties weigh in on Iraq war
Most Americans know where Republicans and Democrats stand on the war in Iraq, but few have heard views on the war expressed by the plethora of other, smaller political parties.
Ted Galen Carpenter, vice president for defense and foreign policy studies at the libertarian CATO Institute in Washington, D.C., says of the Iraq war, "The only pertinent issue is whether Iraq poses a serious, imminent threat to the United States, thereby justifying pre-emptive war.
Iraq has not attacked us," says a statement released by the Socialist Party U.S.A. "The men who gave the orders to attack Iraq are war criminals, as surely as the war criminals who have stood trial in The Hague for genocide."
www.worldnetdaily.com /news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=31944   (1339 words)

 Iraq 1990-91
And these remarks, in effect denying that Iraq was played for a sucker, must be considered in light of the Iraqi government's stubborn refusal for some time to admit the harm done to the country by US bombing, and to downplay the number of their casualties.
Iraq, on the other hand, according to American, British and Israeli experts, was five to ten years away from being able to build and use nuclear weapons.{80} It's unlikely that the president himself believed there was any such danger.
American mental hospitals and prisons are home to many people who claim to have heard a voice telling them to kill certain people, people they'd never met before, people who'd never done them any harm, or threatened any harm.
members.aol.com /bblum6/iraq2.htm   (7126 words)

 Good-bye to All That
To overthrow and replace a government militarily, one must either invade and occupy a country (a technique that works best when the occupier has made a policy of slaughtering civilians en masse, as in Dresden or Hiroshima) or else so punish the civilian population that they rise up against their government.
In defending the invasion and occupation of Iraq (and possible attacks on Syria or Iran), conservatives invoke 9/11 with astonishing alacrity.
On the Iraq invasion, they will not remind you of their claims that Iraqis would welcome us as liberators, that the world would soon be applauding the Iraq invasion, or that events in Lebanon and the Ukraine heralded global democratic revolution.
www.amconmag.com /2006/2006_11_20/cover.html   (3659 words)

 Shaking Hands with Saddam Hussein
Iraq received massive external financial support from the Gulf states, and assistance through loan programs from the U.S. The White House and State Department pressured the Export-Import Bank to provide Iraq with financing, to enhance its credit standing and enable it to obtain loans from other international financial institutions.
In February 1984, Iraq's military, expecting a major Iranian attack, issued a warning that "the invaders should know that for every harmful insect there is an insecticide capable of annihilating it whatever the number and Iraq possesses this annihilation insecticide" [Document 41].
Iraq's ambassador met with the U.S. ambassador to the U.N., Jeane Kirkpatrick, and asked for "restraint" in responding to the issue - as did the representatives of both France and Britain.
www2.gwu.edu /~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB82   (7873 words)

 Iraq War
Iraq was hurtling toward disintegration, and that the election planned for December was unlikely to make any difference.
Atiyah Abd al-Rahman found in Iraq among the rubble where al-Zarqawi was killed and released by the U.S. military in October 2006, indicated that al-Qaeda perceived the war as beneficial to its goals: "The most important thing is that the jihad continues with steadfastness...
Iraq documents on Weapons of Mass Destruction This is a U.S. military site containing approximately 1 million files captured from the Iraqi military in the aftermath of the invasion.
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 Fight Terrorism: Get Out of Iraq - by Doug Bandow
Listening to the president warning of death and destruction flowing from failure in Iraq brings to mind the man who murders his parents and then throws himself on the court's mercy as an orphan.
Although leading figures in the American administration have often spoken of the terrorists' ideology of hatred, U.S. actions have too often lent inadvertent confirmation to the terrorists' narrative." In particular, "in the context of the culture of grievance that exists in much of the Muslim world, the extremists' narrative has had a profound resonance.
His needless and heedless war in Iraq has done much to generate terrorism: created a living recruiting poster, spawned a variety of new terrorists, provided a national training ground, and placed tens of thousands of Americans within easy reach of ruthless killers.
www.antiwar.com /bandow/?articleid=10877   (3727 words)

A summary of the United States government's case for military intervention in Iraq can be seen in the presentation that Secretary of State Colin Powell made to the UN Security Council on February 5, 2003.
American government position on invasion of Iraq - The administration's position
The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) is a special interest group that lobbies the United States Government on behalf of a strong U.S. - Israel relationship.
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 Jeff Rense Program
Iraq Pre-War Intel A 'Hoax On The American People'
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