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The Road to Tahrir Square Ran Through Baghdad

The Road to Tahrir Square Ran Through Baghdad

Ten years ago, on April 9, Baghdad fell to a coalition of Western armies. There is a close connection between the downfall of Saddam Hussein and the toppling of a succession of other Arab dictators during 2011. This link has been overlooked, in part due to the...
The US Squandered the Chance for Democracy in Iraq

The US Squandered the Chance for Democracy in Iraq

In the run up to the invasion of Iraq, and in the hope of averting the approaching catastrophe and stemming the dangerous drift to war, I decided to convene an urgent meeting of all the secular and democratic opposition forces. That meeting was held on February 13,...
Ten Years On: The Iraq War Was Not Justified

Ten Years On: The Iraq War Was Not Justified

The first Westerner to invade and occupy Iraq has been respected and admired by its people ever since. I refer, of course, to Alexander the Great, known in Arabic as Dhu Al–Qurnain. Even the British, when they took over the administration of the country a hundred...