Iraq after 2003 occupation

CNN: Long Road to Hell - America in Iraq

President George W. Bush had a dream that Iraq would become a beacon of hope in the Middle East. Now, with the region wracked by chaos, civil war, and violence, some U.S. presidential candidates are pledging to order American “boots on the ground” again in Iraq – this time to fight ISIS. The crucial question is: do we understand the Iraq we would be going back to? CNN’s Fareed Zakaria will take a timely look at the reality of what is left of Iraq in Long Road to Hell: America in Iraq.
Zakaria asks tough questions of many of the key architects of America’s military intervention in Iraq over the last dozen years: Who is responsible for the unraveling of Iraq? Do those who want to send American troops to Iraq again understand the mistakes of the past? And, is Iraq even a country anymore?
Zakaria was himself an early supporter of the 2003 military intervention in Iraq. Explaining how his views evolved over time, Zakaria points out the consequences of the major strategic choices. He argues there were too few troops sent to maintain post-war order once the American-led coalition had conquered Saddam’s army. And, greater inclusion of the sectarian groups in Iraq could have meant more regional support for the nation-building efforts that followed the collapse of the Baathist regime.
In Long Road to Hell, Zakaria examines these vital pivot points and mistakes – some previously unknown until now. Offering answers and exploring the challenges are: Tony Blair, U.K. Prime Minister (1997 – 2007), Quartet Representative for the Middle East (2007 – 2015); Antony Blinken, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State (2014 – present); Paul Bremer, Presidential Envoy to Iraq (2003 – 2004); Richard Clarke, Special Advisor to the President for Cyberspace (2001 – 2003); National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism Czar (1998 – 2003); Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence (Ronald Reagan Administration); Douglas Feith, Undersecretary of Defense for Policy (2001 – 2005); Peter Galbraith, former U.S. diplomat; Richard Haass, PhD, president, Council on Foreign Relations (2003 – present); former lead U.S. official on Afghanistan and Northern Ireland (2001 – 2003); and Gen. David Petraeus (ret.), Commander, Multi-National Force in Iraq (2007 – 2008); Commander, International Security Assistance Force and Commander, U.S. Forces in Afghanistan (2010 – 2011); Commander, U.S. Central Command (2008 – 2010)

مؤتمر عشر سنوات على احتلال العراق -شهادات من وقائع الحرب

Published on Apr 15, 2013
القسم الأول من مؤتمر "عشر سنوات على احتلال العراق: التداعيات والتأثيرات" بعنوان "شهادات من وقائع الحرب"
ترأس الجلسة رغيد الصلح
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ناجي صبري الحديثي
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رعد الحمداني
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Tony Blair Iraq War Inquiry

Uploaded on Jan 22, 2011

January 21, 2011 C-SPAN
For a second time former British Prime Minister Tony Blair testified before the Committee of Inquiry on the Iraq War. January 2010, Mr. Blair testified before the five-member group on his role during the lead up to the war, military preparedness, and his relationship with President George W. Bush. The British Iraq Inquiry is examining British involvement in the war and the circumstances which led to the 2003 invasion. The former Prime Minister has been called back to testify because of new evidence gathered by the Inquiry since his testimony.

Inside Iraq - Motives for war

Uploaded on Apr 4, 2008

Inside Iraq examines the 'official' and 'unofficial' reasons the US invaded Iraq.

Inside Iraq - Peter Galbraith

Uploaded on Oct 23, 2009

We discuss what role he may have played in Iraqi political affairs.

Inside Iraq - Iraq at a crossroads

Uploaded on May 29, 2010

Iraq's recent elections were supposed to give the country a fresh start, but the political wrangling is ongoing. Inside Iraq is joined by Robert Fisk, the Independent newspaper's Middle East correspondent, Anas Altikriti, an Iraqi political analyst, and Jack Burkman, a Republican strategist, to discuss just what it is that continues to prevent Iraq from moving forward.

Inside Iraq - Security Contractors

Uploaded on Jun 18, 2007

Does the presence of private armies in Iraq increase violence and hostility?

Inside Iraq - The Iraq war: Success or blunder?

Uploaded on Sep 26, 2010

Was toppling Saddam Hussein's regime worth the enormous cost paid by millions of Iraqis? And where do Iraqis go to seek justice and compensation for this illegal war waged by Bush and Blair?

60 Minutes: The Man Who Got Away

Says '93 WTC Bombers Originally Targeted Jewish Neighborhoods

Abdul Rahman Yasin is the only participant in the first attempt to blow up the World Trade Center in 1993 who was never caught. Yasin, who was indicted in the bombing but escaped, was interviewed by CBS News' Lesley Stahl in an Iraqi installation near Baghdad last Thursday, May 23. Stahl's report appeared on 60 Minutes, Sunday June 2n

Abdul Rahman Yasin fled to Iraq after the first World Trade Center bombing in 1993. He lived as a free man for a year, but the authorities in Iraq tell CBS News they put him in prison in 1994. After 9/11, President Bush put Yasin on a new most wanted list, with a $25 million reward. 

Yasin tells Stahl that the twin towers were not the terrorists' first choice. Ramzi Yousef, the so-called mastermind of the '93 attack, had something else in min.d.

"[Yousef] told me, 'I want to blow up Jewish neighborhoods in Brooklyn.'" But after scouting Crown Heights and Williamsburg, Yasin says, Yousef had a better idea.
"Ramzi Yousef told us to go to the World Trade Center… 'I have an idea we should do one big explosion rather than do small ones in Jewish neighborhoods,'" Yasin says

Inside Story - Iraq: Ten years after the invasion

Published on Mar 20, 2013

Was the Iraq war a success? What has changed since Saddam Hussein? Are Iraq and the countries involved in the conflict still suffering the consequences of the US-led invasion?