Iraq Topics

Democracy Now! has closely followed the U.S.-led attacks and occupation of Iraq over the years.

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  • In a rare one-on-one interview with Tim Russert, Bush defends his record as his national poll ratings sink to new lows. We get response from Boston Globe reporter Walter Robinson who exposed that Bush missed a year of service in the National Guard, and Robert and Christopher Scheer, co-authors of "The Five Biggest Lies Bush Told Us About Iraq." [Includes transcript]
    February 09, 2004 | Story
  • Former CIA analyst Melvin Goodman and Mother Jones reporter Robert Dreyfuss discuss George Tenet’s speech and examine the role of the Pentagon’s secretive Office of Special Plans in the lead-up to the invasion of Iraq. [includes transcript]
    February 06, 2004 | Story
  • President George Bush this week confirmed an outside investigation into intelligence failures on Iraq. But the promise of an independent, bipartisan commission came under immediate attack, with critics accusing the White House of trying to undermine the inquiry from the start. We speak with one of those critics: Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas).
    February 04, 2004 | Story
  • As some pundits and a New York Times editorial call for Rep. Dennis Kucinich and the Rev. Al Sharpton to be excluded from future debates we play an extended interview with Kucinich discussing the occupation of Iraq and the corporate media’s coverage of his campaign.
    February 02, 2004 | Story
  • Former chief US weapons inspector David Kay called for an independent investigation into what he called "fundamentally flawed" intelligence over Iraq’s weapons capability. We speak with 27-year career CIA analyst Ray McGovern.
    January 30, 2004 | Story
  • The BBC issued an apology and its chairman and director general resigned following a judicial inquiry in Britain that cleared Prime Minister Tony Blair of exaggerating intelligence claims about Iraq in the lead-up to the invasion.
    January 30, 2004 | Story
  • Actor, writer, director and activist Tim Robbins joins us in our firehouse studios to talk about "Embedded," a satirical play about U.S. media coverage of the Iraq war. Robbins recently received a Golden Globe and an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in "Mystic River."
    January 29, 2004 | Story
  • As polls open in the nation’s first primary, nearly all the Democratic candidates are calling on President Bush to offer an explanation for his false claims about Iraq possessing weapons of mass destruction. But five of the candidates made similar claims in the past. Correspondent Jeremy Scahill in NH confronts the candidates about the discrepancy between what they said then and now. [includes transcript]
    January 27, 2004 | Story
  • We speak with Sam Husseini of the Institute for Public Accuracy, which has released a list showing that five of the Democratic presidential contenders at one point publicly said Iraq had weapons of mass destruction. [includes transcript]
    January 27, 2004 | Story
  • The U.S. is continuing to deny Iraqis direct elections despite repated mass protests around Iraq. We speak with author and journalist Naomi Klein about the Iraqi election process she calls an "appointocracy." [includes transcript]
    January 27, 2004 | Story