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  Iraq War - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
After the 1991 Gulf War, UN Resolutions were passed to impose sanctions on the regime of Saddam Hussein until it was verified that their Weapons of Mass Destruction were destroyed.
Conflict between Iraq and the UN developed during 1998, however, which led to the withdrawal of the UN and the authorization of a bombing campaign by the Clinton administration to "degrade Saddam's capacity to develop and deliver weapons of mass destruction, and to degrade his ability to threaten his neighbors".
The first calls for war on Iraq came from the Project for the New American Century (PNAC), and the American Enterprise Institute, with arguments based largely on the alleged threat that Saddam posed to American interests in the region, and the project of American influence into the next century.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Iraq_War   (6953 words)

 2003 invasion of Iraq - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
UN inspection teams were searching Iraq for these alleged weapons for nearly four months prior to the invasion and were willing to continue, but were forced out by the onset of war in spite of their requests for more time.
Iraq was subsequently marked by violent conflict between U.S.-led occupation of Iraq soldiers and forces described by the occupiers as insurgents.
Critics of the war, especially those on the political left argued that media organizations should attempt to be objective or neutral in presenting the facts of the invasion, and should not be deferential to claims made by the politicians or the military leaders of their country.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/2003_invasion_of_Iraq   (8805 words)

 Iraq War -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Iraq war or war in Iraq is both an informal and formal term for military conflicts in Iraq that began with the invasion of 2003.
The war was unpopular from the outset in many Coalition countries, as reflected in opinion polls and widespread protests, including the largest worldwide protest in human history, on February 15th, 2003: a day of Global protests against war on Iraq.
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.
www.aljazeera.com /me.asp?service_ID=9964   (3478 words)

 Iraq War
Democrats must transcend all their intraparty squabbles over the war in Iraq and focus on the obligation of politicians to be honest with the public.
Veterans of Iraq and Vietnam marched from Mobile to New Orleans to mark the third anniversary of the Iraq War, and to call attention to the Bush Administratrion's culture of incompentence, inhumanity and greed that has devastated Iraq and America's Gulf Coast.
The truth about the Iraq war may be clear to John Murtha and 60 percent of the American people, but not to the three Democratic senators interested in becoming President in 2008.
www.thenation.com /directory/iraq_war   (4507 words)

 AlterNet: Special Coverage: War on Iraq
Iraq is the big issue in the mid-term election, even if Democrats don't want it to be -- that's why they need to call for immediate withdrawal from Iraq.
The president's plans to subject Iraq to the most radical forms of capitalism are as responsible as the war itself for the destruction of Iraq.
Iraq's reconstruction has been a crude taxpayer rip-off -- and while $30 billion has been spent, only 30 percent of Iraqis are even aware of the rebuilding effort.
www.alternet.org /waroniraq   (1196 words)

 Iraq War - Salon
From the botched Iraq war to threatening Iran with "regime change," neoconservative policies have been a boon for Tehran.
Bush's cranky, feeble defense of the Iraq war at Monday's press conference echoed his father's political meltdown.
Josh Marshall on the war on Iraq vs. the war on terror.
dir.salon.com /topics/iraq_war/index.html   (298 words)

 large collection of articles on the war on iraq
The inability to talk about Iraq in an appropriate context has been one of the greatest setbacks to the anti-war movement here in the United States of America, and to describe Iraq solely in terms of being in civil war contributes to this problem.
Bush where violence is progress and Iraq inches ever closer to their elusive “democracy,” truth remains ever distant from the rhetoric of his speech writers.
A war is raging in Iraq that will determine the outcome of the present occupation as well as the shape of future conflicts.
www.countercurrents.org /iraq.htm   (5002 words)

 Iraq War Timeline : Resources : Wage Peace Campaign : AFSC
The inability of the U.S. occupying army to restore safety in Iraq and ensure basic human needs is the result of a policy that neglects to address the conditions of poverty, injustice, and oppression that lead to violence.
It is being paid in loss of civil liberties, weakened democratic institutions, increased economic dependence on the weapons trade at home, and expanded militarization in countries all over the world.
To the contrary, he is deceiving.” He goes on to claim that the Iraqi leader “has shown utter contempt for the United Nations and the opinion of the world.” He announces he is ready to attack Iraq, even without a UN mandate.
www.afsc.org /iraq/guide/war-timeline.htm   (1669 words)

 Casualties in Iraq - 2006
As many as 1 of every 10 soldiers from the war on terror evacuated to the Army's biggest hospital in Europe was sent there for mental problems.
Between 8 and 10 percent of nearly 12,000 soldiers from the war on terror, mostly from Iraq, treated at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany had "psychiatric or behavioral health issues," according to the commander of the hospital, Col. Rhonda Cornum.
The hospital has treated 11,754 soldiers from the war on terror, with 9,651 from Iraq and the rest from Afghanistan, according to data released by the hospital.
www.antiwar.com /casualties   (217 words)

 Iraq Coalition Casualties
A much-anticipated ceremony to transfer operational command from U.S-led forces to Iraq's new army was postponed on Saturday at the last minute amid confusion, a U.S. military spokesman said, citing poor planning.
Several of Iraq's leading booksellers and writers have burnt a pyre of books to denounce a curfew which they said has turned the centre of Baghdad's intellectual life into "a street of ghosts".
Sectarian violence is spreading in Iraq, reflecting the “most complex” security challenges since the U.S. invasion in 2003, the Pentagon said Friday.
icasualties.org /oif   (589 words)

 Iraq War Veterans Organization - Welcome Home Operation Iraqi Freedom Veterans
The "Iraq War Veterans Organization" was created to organize and represent Operation Iraqi Freedom veterans.
The Iraq War Veterans Organization provides information and support for: Operation Iraqi Freedom veterans, active military personnel and family members related to pre-deployment, deployment, and post-deployment issues, as well as service member and family Operation Iraqi Freedom Deployment Readiness problems, information about PTSD, Health issues and Veterans Benefits.
The Iraq War Veterans Organization website has links to information about Veterans Administration health care, readjustment after deployment, education, employment, military discounts, PTSD issues, support-chat forums, family support and deployment information.
www.iraqwarveterans.org   (387 words)

 War on Iraq - don't let your mind become occupied territory
It will be remain online, however, as an archive of the efforts that were made to prevent the War in Iraq.
We did not succeed in stopping this war, but every day we are faced with confirmation that the war was wrong: civilian casualties, the lack of WMDs, the oil contracts, the collapse of social services, armed resistance and political chaos.
Tens of thousands of people have been killed and the country is now in a far worse mess than it was a year ago.
www.waroniraq.org   (228 words)

 + WAR + Iraq Poster Exhibition +
This project began in early March, 2003, on a public design forum, in the midst of spirited debate over the then impending war in Iraq.
One member of the design forum suggested that the other members offset their war anxieties by focusing their energies in a more positive way.
We seek contributions from all sides of the war debate, and from designers at all levels of ability, from students to well-known industry veterans.
war.miniaturegigantic.com   (160 words)

 Today in Iraq
The violence in Iraq, according to the report, cannot be attributed to a unified or organized insurgency.
Bring ‘em on: U.S. military losses in Iraq and Afghanistan are expected in coming weeks to surpass the death toll of 2,973 victims killed in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
U.S. foreign policy to that during World War II and the Cold War, Rumsfeld sought to portray skeptics of the Bush administration as being on the wrong side of history.
dailywarnews.blogspot.com   (12710 words)

 Iraq After Saddam: CBSNews.com‘s Special News and Video Report   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
CBS News coverage of the Iraq bombing that killed CBS crew James Brolan and Paul Douglas and injured correspondent Kimberly Dozier.
The conflict in Iraq wears on as the nation struggles to rebuild.
Sectarian violence is spreading in Iraq, and the security problems have become more complex than at any time since the U.S. invasion in 2003, a Pentagon report says.
www.cbsnews.com /sections/iraq/main500257.shtml   (609 words)

 Iraq Body Count
The worldwide update of reported civilian deaths in the Iraq war and occupation.
It is likely that many if not most civilian casualties will go unreported by the media.
Iraq death toll in third year is highest yet
www.iraqbodycount.net   (226 words)

 VAIW :: Veterans Against The Iraq War
I too lost a beautiful child, he had sandy blonde hair, beautiful blue eyes that had a laugh that danced  in his eyes from the minute they opened in the morning until his prayers were said and they closed to dream of  wonderful childhood things.
Veterans Against Iraq War is a coalition of American veterans who support our troops but oppose war with Iraq or any other nation that does not pose a clear and present danger to our people and nation.
As military veterans, we have a unique understanding of war and know the many hidden truths that lie behind war's easy theories and promises, as well as behind the tragic consequences that even, "victory" brings.
www.vaiw.org /vet/index.php   (2076 words)

RV "Do you think of the war with Iraq as part of the war on terrorism, or do you think of it as separate from the war on terrorism?"
"Over the last couple of years, do you think the Bush Administration has focused too much on the war in Iraq and not enough on terrorists elsewhere in the world, or focused too much on terrorists elsewhere in the world and not enough on the war in Iraq, or has the balance been about right?"
The war in Iraq is a distraction from the U.S. efforts against terrorists who want to attack targets within the U.S. The war in Iraq is an essential part of the U.S. efforts against terrorists who want to attack targets within the U.S."
www.pollingreport.com /iraq.htm   (293 words)

 Americans Against World Empire, Americans Against Bombing
Debt of Honor had the National Security Advisor tell the President Almost every war since the Industrial Revolution was initiated by the side which ultimately lost.
Therefore, regardless of how much medicine, chalk and chlorine arrives in Iraq, doctors, nurses, teachers, water and sanitation engineers will remain underpaid and desperate to find the income to support their families The Iraqis' meager income is already less than a quarter of pre-Gulf War levels."
The U.S. was using the inspection process as a trigger for war.
www.iraqwar.org   (4112 words)

 Internet Archive: Iraq War
A compilation of videos from Internet Archive users about the Iraq War and the issues and events surrounding it are collected here.
See a Tag Cloud for the Iraq War collection.
A collection of user-submitted videos made by or featuring Iraq War participants and eyewitness observers.
www.archive.org /details/iraq_war   (337 words)

 War Report - Iraq and Afghan Wars - hundreds of sources and hundreds of current links, and thousands of items in ...
War Report - Iraq and Afghan Wars - hundreds of sources and hundreds of current links, and thousands of items in archives
Images of War From the Civil War to the Current Gulf War with Iraq
Institute for War and Peace Reporting, 01 September 2006.
www.comw.org /warreport   (728 words)

 IRAQI WAR DEBATE - 2002/2006
Iraq and Arms Control is a summary of articles from the SIPRI Yearbook on Iraq for the past ten years
Assessment of weapons inspections and WMD in Iraq is a summary of articles from the SIPRI Yearbook on Iraq for the past ten years
Iraq and Arms Control for a special report on weapons inspections and WMD for the past ten years
www.lib.umich.edu /govdocs/iraqwar.html   (7375 words)

 washingtonpost.com: War in Iraq
Search through Washington Post stories about the confrontation with Iraq.
From the first day of the war to the fall of Baghdad, the Post's Anthony Shadid reported on the life in the Iraqi capital amid carnage and chaos.
Eight Post reporters covered other aspects of the war.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-srv/iraq   (218 words)

 CNN.com Specials
A day-by-day look at the war in Iraq, archived after President Bush declared on May 1 that "major combat operations in Iraq have ended." Casualties
• April 15: Powell: No more war plans
All external sites will open in a new browser.
www.cnn.com /SPECIALS/2003/iraq/war.tracker/index.html   (114 words)

 Conflict in Iraq - MSNBC.com
Iraq: War Within a War: Who Runs the Mahdi Army?
• Slow, But Steady Progress for Iraq Troops
Click to view the latest lampoons of the war in Iraq by American political cartoonists.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/3042924   (34 words)

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