Iraq War

Cameron's Speech Feeds Anti-Muslim Prejudice

Ajmal Masroor | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK
Ajmal Masroor

Cameron blames the Islamic value system for extremism in the world today - I find such a statement totally ignorant and unenlightened.

Our Waterloo

Ben Stockman | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK Politics
Ben Stockman

There is an old legend relating to the end of the battle of Waterloo, which passed its bicentennial anniversary last week. The story goes that immedia...

Four Years On. And The Iraq Inquiry Is STILL Far From Ready

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK Politics

David Cameron has warned the Chilcot Inquiry that he and the families of those killed in Iraq are 'fast losing patience' at its failure to publish its...

Blair Steps Aside as 'We Are Many' Gains Momentum

Katy Gregory | Posted 12.06.2015 | UK Politics
Katy Gregory

It was Percy Bysshe Shelley who penned the line "Ye are many -- they are few." On February 15, 2003, armed with this notion, the world marched agains...

George Galloway Holds Nothing Back In Scathing Attack On Tony Blair's New Job

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 04.06.2015 | UK

Former Respect MP George Galloway has launched an attack upon his old foe Tony Blair. The former Prime Minister has landed himself a role as the h...

The Time Charles Kennedy Stood Up Against The Iraq War In Iconic 2003 Speech

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK

Charles Kennedy, a man who has been remembered as being one of the most principled members of British politics, made an iconic speech at an anti-Iraq ...

How George Bush Is Killing His Brother's Run For The White House

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 14.05.2015 | UK Politics

NEW YORK -- Having witnessed the protracted Miliband fratricide, which concluded with Ed’s (political) death last Friday, the US is delighting in it...

From Battle of Hastings to War on Terror: Why GCSE History needs a wider lens

Andrew Hall | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Andrew Hall

To keep up with the world as it stands in 2015, students must have a broader historical education than they have ever had before, with a much greater focus on understanding the world around them right now.

'Support a Woman, Not a Charity' and Make it Happen Every Day for Every Woman

Shivonne Graham | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK
Shivonne Graham

After going through the programme, she will earn on average five times more than she did at enrolment. This boost in household income results in better nutrition and family health, and keeps children in school.

US News Anchor On Temporary Leave After Made-Up War Story

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 08.02.2015 | UK

A leading US television news anchor is taking temporary leave after admitting he told a false story about being aboard a helicopter that was shot dow...

Chilcot Reveals Death Of Iraq Inquiry Panel Member - But Not Publication Date Of Report

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK Politics

The chairman of the delayed inquiry into the Iraq War revealed today that one of his panel members died last night - but was when the public will get ...

Author Of Delayed Iraq War Report Agrees To Grilling By MPs

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Politics

Sir John Chilcot is to give evidence to the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee on 4 February about his delayed report into the Iraq war, the c...

Watch Tony Blair Snap At Reporter Over Chilcot Inquiry Delay

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Politics

Tony Blair was today confronted with questions about the delay to the Chilcot Inquiry into the Iraq war, after it was confirmed the findings would not...

Tony Blair Confronted Over Iraq War Following Chilcot Delay

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Politics

Tony Blair has rejected claims that the invasion of Iraq fuelled the current wave of Islamic terrorism as it emerged the inquiry into the UK's involve...

No One Is Buying The Reasons Behind The Latest Chilcot Delays...

PA/Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Politics

Deputy prime minister Nick Clegg claims the public will think the Iraq war inquiry is being "sexed down" if it is not published urgently, after it eme...

MPs Hope To Force Vote On Chilcot Inquiry Publication

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 15.01.2015 | UK Politics

A cross-party group of MPs hope to force a vote in the House of Commons to put pressure on the Chilcot Inquiry into the Iraq War to publish its report...

Today We're All Charlie Hebdo, but We Need to Understand We're Also All Neighbours Now

Rob Owen Bell | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK
Rob Owen Bell

Now I'm not siding with the 'we brought this on ourselves' lot. What I'm saying is we just haven't got to grips with the fact rapid developments in communications technology and transport have well and truly moved the goalposts.

Charlie Hebdo, Murderous Bullies, Dank Mistrust and a Lesson in Solidarity and History

Karl Davis | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK
Karl Davis

We need to get angry. We need to get involved. More than anything, we need to get angry at the right people. We need to stand together, and not allow ourselves to be hoodwinked into being angry at Mosques, when we should be angry at the fat cats of Threadneedle Street, and at Parliament

Chilcot Delay 'Makes People Think Tony Blair Could Face War Crimes Charges'

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 06.01.2015 | UK Politics

The delay in the publication of the Chilcot inquiry into the Iraq War has made people believe Tony Blair could face war crimes charges, ministers have...

Please, No More Awards for Tony Blair

Robin Lustig | Posted 28.01.2015 | UK Politics
Robin Lustig

As it happens, I'm not one of those who believe that Blair is evil incarnate. I met him on only a handful of occasions during his time as prime minister, and I was always left with the impression of a man possessed of almost messianic certainty that he was put on earth to make it a better place and rid it of bad people. I do believe that he made an appalling error of judgement in backing President Bush's decision to invade Iraq in 2003. It was an error that involved the UK in one of the biggest foreign policy blunders of recent times...

The Campaign to Rehabilitate Tony Blair

John Wight | Posted 28.01.2015 | UK Politics
John Wight

The truth is that for any good Tony Blair did whilst in office it will never come close to eclipsing his decision to unleash a war on Iraq in 2003, a decision he took in defiance of the biggest mass movement the world has seen and on the basis not of faulty intelligence so much as a messianic and God-given sense of mission.

Hagel's Resignation Shows Failed Foreign Policy Knows No Party

Simon Phillips-Hughes | Posted 24.01.2015 | UK Politics
Simon Phillips-Hughes

Whether he fell on his sword or was pushed, Chuck Hagel's departure is the latest in a series of foreign policy missteps. It leaves the administration bereft of a Veteran Secretary of Defense at the most dangerous time in recent memory.

Using One Million War Dead To Hock Groceries? Merry Sainsbury's Christmas Everyone

Shaughan Dolan | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK
Shaughan Dolan

The World War One Centenary is a time to reflect one of the biggest wastes of human lives in the 20th Century. Why it happened, the lives it destroyed and how future wars can be averted are important lessons for our age. The ceramic poppies at the tower of London - 888,246 of them, each representing an extinguished human life - formed the centre of many moving tributes across the country.

Overcoming the Past and Accepting Realities - The Necessary Evils to Defeat ISIS are Boots On The Ground in Iraq and a Diplomatic Channel With Assad

Daniel Marriott | Posted 27.12.2014 | UK Politics
Daniel Marriott

Western foreign policy vis-à-vis Iraq & Syria is an incoherent and ineffective mess. It is becoming painfully obvious that the lazily sporadic Western/coalition air strikes in the two countries, particularly in Iraq, are proving ineffective at pushing back ISIS, let alone defeating it.

Mehdi Hasan

Iraq War Helped SNP Win, Says Scottish Labour Deputy Leader

HuffingtonPost.com | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 29.10.2014 | UK Politics

The Iraq war damaged the Labour Party in Scotland and boosted the anti-war SNP, according to the party's new interim leader. Speaking to The Huffin...