Iraq Topics

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

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  • We hear reactions from two Iraqi-Americans living in the U.S. on the capture of Saddam Hussein and we go to Baghdad to hear a report from CorpWatch’s Pratap Chatterjee. [Includes transcript]
    December 15, 2003 | Story
  • Democracy Now! hosts a debate with the chief U.S. prosecutor at the Nuremberg trials Benjamin Ferencz, Michael Ratner of the Center for Constitutional Rights as well a two Iraqi Americans living in the U.S. on how Saddam Hussein should be tried. [Includes transcript]
    December 15, 2003 | Story
  • A Pentagon audit finds that Halliburton overcharged the U.S. government by as much as $61 million for gasoline delivered to Iraq. We go to Basra to speak with CorpWatch’s Pratap Chatterjee about Iraqi reconstruction and the more than 10,000 private military contractors on the ground in Iraq. [Includes transcript]
    December 12, 2003 | Story
  • We speak with Fernando Suarez del Solar whose son, Jesus, was one of the first U.S. servicemen killed in the invasion of Iraq. A new study finds that Jesus may be one of eight U.S. soldiers killed by unexploded bomblet dropped by U.S. forces. Fernando Suarez del Solar recently returned from a week-long trip in Iraq. [Includes transcript]
    December 11, 2003 | Story
  • The final democratic presidential debate of the year drew all nine candidates in New Hampshire last night where the first primary takes place on Jan. 27, 2004.

    The debate got underway just hours after former vice president Al Gore announced his endorsement of former Vermont governor Howard Dean for president in a move that surprised many campaign observers. Gore, who ran for president in 2000 and won the popular vote, made his announcement in...

    December 10, 2003 | Story
  • Matt Taibbi, New York Press columnist and contributing writer at The Nation, discusses Wesley Clark’s "unrepentant" support for the Vietnam war and his current position on Iraq and we look at the treatment of the media at Bush’s Thanksgiving trip to Iraq. [Includes transcript]
    December 09, 2003 | Story
  • When the President’s in trouble there is one man he turns to more than any other: James A. Baker III. He was Bush’s man during the Florida recount, he was in the former Soviet Republic of Georgia just months before the government fell. And as the Iraq situation worsens Bush has now named Baker as his de facto Secretary of State in Iraq. We speak with investigative journalist Greg Palast, author Dan Briody and editor Mark Ames.
    December 08, 2003 | Story
  • A Texan man with ties to white supremacists has pleaded guilty to possessing chemical weapons in one of the most serious cases of domestic terrorism since Oklahoma City. But the media has all but ignored the story. We examine why. [Includes transcript]
    December 05, 2003 | Story
  • It has been 8 months since the U.S. began its invasion of Iraq. In this time, U.S. forces have failed to produce any weapons of mass destruction in the countrythe stated reason for going to war against Baghdad.

    According to the Pentagon’s own figures, some 440 U.S. troops have died in Iraq. Thousands have been wounded. There are no solid estimates of the number of Iraqis who have been killed since the start of the invasion. November was...

    December 04, 2003 | Story
  • U.S. officials said that up to 54 Iraqi guerillas were killed in a battle and 16 wounded Sunday in the northern Iraqi town of Samarra, but Iraqis say the local hospital received the bodies of only eight dead civilians as well as 60 others wounded. We go to Iraq to speak with Newsday’s Mohamad Bazzi. [Includes transcript]
    December 03, 2003 | Story