Iraq Topics

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

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  • Human rights groups want him tried by an international court. The U.S.-appointed Governing Council wants him tried in Iraq. The UN opposes sentencing him to death. As the debate rages over what to do with Saddam Hussein, we go to London to speak with former British MP Tony Benn. [includes transcript]
    December 16, 2003 | Story
  • We go to Amman to speak with former Jordanian Ambassador to the United Nations Hassan Abunimah. He recently returned from Cairo, Egypt where he met with Arab officials from across the Middle East. [includes transcript]
    December 16, 2003 | Story
  • 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