Regions / Iraq
This essay is adapted from remarks made at a Capital Hill briefing on Iraq: The Logic of Withdrawal sponsored by the Institute for Policy Studies and Foreign Policy In Focus.
Prior to congressional approval, prior to saying, “War is the last resort,” the decision had been made to go to war regardless of legal justification or the problems associated with the aftermath of an invasion.
As popular domestic opposition to the administration’s policies in Iraq reaches new highs, President George W. Bush’s efforts to justify the ongoing war seem to have reached new lows.
Military power and occupation cant conquer hearts and minds.
Hurricane Katrina reveals distorted security priorties and additional costs of the occupation of Iraq.
The Bush administration's shaping of the new Iraqi constitution.
The Mounting Costs of War and the Case for Bringing Home the Troops
U.S. corporations march into Baghdad, at the expense of self-determination.
The most important development in Iraq since the January 2005 election is the emergence of a sectarian civil war between Sunnis and Shiites.
Despite facing a hostile occupation with a vested interest in their suppression, and an armed insurgency targeting unions and civil society, a higher percentage of factories in Iraq have worker-based organizing committees and fledgling unions than do U.S. factories.