Iraq Topics

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

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  • The United Nations Security Council appears poised to approve a U.S. resolution that would preserve Washington’s power over occupied Iraq and give greater legitimacy to the U.S. appointed Iraqi Governing Council.
    October 15, 2003 | Story
  • On this Indigenous Peoples Day, we hear from historian Howard Zinn who wrote extensively about Columbus’ so-called discovery of the Americas. Today Zinn examines the occupation of Iraq, the role of the media in the build-up to war and the historical role of dissent in the United States.
    October 13, 2003 | Story
  • As the U.S. Congress takes its first step toward approving the $87 billion President Bush has requested for U.S. operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, we take a look at the corporations poised to make a killing as private contractors flood into Baghdad. [Includes transcript]
    October 10, 2003 | Story
  • We speak with renowned author and Middle East scholar Tariq Ali, author of Bush in Babylon: The Recolonization of Iraq, about the emerging Iraqi resistance against the U.S. occupation. [Includes transcript]
    October 10, 2003 | Story
  • In one of the deadliest days in weeks, a car bomb exploded outside a Baghdad police station today killing at least eight and a Spanish diplomat was shot dead. Meanwhile the White House has launched a new PR effort to increase support for the invasion. We go to Baghdad to speak with The Christian Science Monitor’s Dan Murphy.
    October 09, 2003 | Story
  • A new study has found that regular viewers of Fox News held more misperceptions about the invasion of Iraq than regular viewers of any other networks. NPR/PBS viewers were found to have the best understanding of the facts.
    October 08, 2003 | Story
  • Whoever in the White House burned Wilson’s wife could be charged under the Intelligence Identities Protection Act which imposes strict penalties on the outting of agents. We speak with former CIA agent Phillip Agee, for whom, many believe, the Act was written. [Includes transcript]
    October 02, 2003 | Story
  • The outting of Joseph Wilson’s wife a week after he publicly challenged President Bush’s claim that Iraq had tried to buy uranium from Niger is just the latest in a pattern of retaliation by the White House against critics of the Iraq invasion. The Center for American Progress outlines 6 prior examples of critics who were fired, intimidated or defamed by the administration. [Includes transcript]
    October 02, 2003 | Story
  • As President Bush asks U.S. taxpayers to cough up $87 billion for the reconstruction of Iraq, some of his closest allies have set up a new private business firm in Washington and Iraq to advise companies that want to do business in Iraq including companies who are seeking government contracts. [Includes transcript]
    October 02, 2003 | Story
  • A week after the White House’s announcement that thousands more National Guard and Reserve troops might have to be called up if allies don’t agree to send troops to Iraq, we hear a speech by Nancy Lessin, founder of Military Families Speak Out and from Abdul Henderson, a soldier who recently returned from military duty in Iraq. [Includes transcript]
    September 30, 2003 | Story