Iraq Topics

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

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  • Phil_donahue
    In 2003, the legendary television host Phil Donahue was fired from his prime-time MSNBC talk show during the run-up to the U.S. invasion of Iraq. The problem was not Donahue’s ratings, but rather his views: An internal MSNBC memo warned Donahue was a "difficult public face for NBC in a time of war," providing "a home for the liberal antiwar agenda at the same time that our competitors are waving the flag at every opportunity."...
    Mar 21, 2013 | Story
  • Tomas_young
    Iraq War veteran Tomas Young was left paralyzed in a 2004 attack in Iraq. Released from medical care three months later, Young returned home to become an active member in Iraq Veterans Against the War. He recently announced that he will stop his medicine and nourishment, which comes in the form of liquid through a feeding tube — a decision which will hasten his death. Joining us from his home in Kansas City, Young reads from his letter,...
    Mar 21, 2013 | Story
  • Iraq_torture
    Investigative journalist Dahr Jamail reported for Democracy Now! throughout the early stages of the U.S. invasion of Iraq 10 years ago. Now with Al Jazeera, Jamail has just returned from Iraq once again, finding what he calls a "failed state" living in "utter devastation." In part one of our interview, Jamail discusses the harrowing security situation for Iraqis living in fear of bombings, executions and kidnappings, the widespread...
    Mar 20, 2013 | Story
  • Martin_muhammed
    On the 10th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, we look at how U.S. military veterans and Iraqi civilians have come together to launch the "Right to Heal" campaign for those who continue to struggle with the war’s aftermath. We’re joined by U.S. Army Sergeant Maggie Martin, who was part of the invading force in March 2003 and is now director of organizing for Iraq Veterans Against the War. We are also joined by Yanar Mohammed,...
    Mar 20, 2013 | Story
  • Iraq-birth_defects-2
    In part two of our interview, Al Jazeera reporter Dahr Jamail discusses how the U.S. invasion of Iraq has left behind a legacy of cancer and birth defects suspected of being caused by the U.S. military’s extensive use of depleted uranium and white phosphorus. Noting the birth defects in the Iraqi city of Fallujah, Jamail says: "They’re extremely hard to bear witness to. But it’s something that we all need to pay attention...
    Mar 20, 2013 | Story
  • Timeline_of_iraq_war
    See our new interactive timeline where you can watch video highlights from a decade of Democracy Now! coverage of the Iraq War and the peace movement. It was 10 years ago, on March 19, 2003, that the United States invaded Iraq on the false pretext that Saddam Hussein was hiding weapons of mass destruction. Six weeks later, President George W. Bush stood under a banner reading "Mission Accomplished" and declared an end to major military...
    Mar 20, 2013 | Story
  • Charlierose_goodman
    See Charlie Rose interview Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman about growing opposition in the United States and abroad to a possible war in Iraq. The show originally aired on March 12, 2003.
    Mar 19, 2013 | Web Exclusive
  • This week marks the 10th anniversary of when the U.S.-led coalition attacked Iraq with "shock and awe." See a decade of Democracy Now! coverage of the war and its aftermath, and what producers are reading now.
    Mar 19, 2013 | DN! In Depth
  • Timeline2
    It was 10 years ago on March 19, 2003, that the United States invaded Iraq on the false pretext that Saddam Hussein was hiding weapons of mass destruction. Use this interactive timeline to see highlights from a decade of Democracy Now! coverage of the Iraq War.
    Mar 19, 2013 | Web Exclusive
  • Hussein_statue_falls
    On the 10th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, we look at a massive new report by a team of 30 economists, anthropologists, political scientists, legal experts and physicians about the Iraq War’s impact. "The Costs of War" report found the total number of people who have died from the Iraq War, including soldiers, militants, police, contractors, journalists, humanitarian workers and Iraqi civilians, has reached at least...
    Mar 19, 2013 | Story