Regions / Iraq
The signing of the interim Iraqi "constitution" by the Governing Council represents a significant step in U.S. efforts to legitimize its invasion and occupation of Iraq.
The capture of Saddam Hussein is an historic event by any standard. But aside from providing some dramatic footage for global TV audiences, what has really changed, for the people of Iraq, the Middle East, the United States, or the world?
The recent capture of Saddam Hussein serves as a distraction from the real issue: the lack of a viable exit strategy from Iraq.
The military maxim in Iraq might be summarized inelegantly as, "Do nothing that boosts or gives comfort to the guerrilla cause."
In the aftermath of the bloodiest period of the occupation since the invasion, talk was rife that members of the U.S.-handpicked Iraqi Governing Council will soon be shown the door.
Despite new offers for broader participation in Iraq's reconstruction bonanza, the United States-convened donors' conference on Iraq ended in stifled disappointment, with only $13 billion raised--a far cry from the $36 billion target. To dampen expectatio
The U.S., as the aggressor power and currently the occupying power, must abide by the requirements of international law and pay for the reconstruction of Iraq.
The new Security Council resolution does nothing to change the fundamental problems of the U.S. occupation of Iraq.
The drive for money for the Iraqi occupation is now the only game in town.
Information emerging from the intelligence community indicates that the Iraq Survey Team looking for Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction (WMD) in Iraq is coming up empty.