Iraq War

The Threat of Isis Cannot Be Overstated

James Snell | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Politics
James Snell

Conventional wisdom, steeped as it is in years of de facto political homogeneity, would have you know that the 'War on Terror', as that nasty man George Bush grandly called it, was either misguided, pointless or actively detrimental towards the end it was claimed to champion.

Obama's Diplomatic Coalition of the Willing - Or Else!

Jon-Christopher Bua | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Politics
Jon-Christopher Bua

An all out war in the Middle-East, creating more failed states, will not only effect the US economy, it is also likely to pose a real safety risk to US citizens both here and abroad as terrorists entities like ISIS pledge to annihilate those who do not follow their path to salvation.

Imams Urge British Muslims Not To Travel To Syria And Iraq

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK

Religious leaders have called on British Muslims not to travel to Syria and Iraq, amid ongoing fears of jihadis fleeing the country to take part in te...

Obama - Caught Between Iraq and a Hard Place

Jon-Christopher Bua | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Politics
Jon-Christopher Bua

Along with the hope that "The Arab Spring" gave the world, it now seems that attempts at establishing some form of democracy in Lebanon, Egypt, Libya and elsewhere have not worked out so well for the US and the West. Perhaps it is time for the US and the West to rethink its mission as "Champion of Democracy" and "Keeper of World Peace".

Blair's Supporters Should Stage an Intervention - And Make Him Shut Up About Iraq

Mehdi Hasan | Posted 18.06.2014 | UK Politics
Mehdi Hasan

In an era of dreary politicians, the silver-tongued Blair continues to beguile us. He is the Cristiano Ronaldo of politics: slick, skilful, über-confident and astonishingly arrogant... Is he mad or bad? Deluded or dishonest? It no longer matters. Blair's reputation lies in tatters. More than half of Brits believe their former prime minister was wrong to invade Iraq; one in five tell YouGov they think he should be tried as a war criminal. Blair can try to pretend he lives a normal life but when he goes to a book signing, people pelt him with eggs

Ned Simons

Petraeus Warns US Against Picking Sides In Sectarian Iraqi Civil-War

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 18.06.2014 | UK Politics

The United States must not become the air force for one side of a sectarian civil-war in Iraq, the former commander of US and UK forces in that countr...

There Are Worse Things Than Dictators

Justin Huggler | Posted 18.06.2014 | UK Politics
Justin Huggler

Iran and Saudi Arabia are facing off across Iraq. Between them, Iraq, Iran and Saudi Arabia control the world's largest proven oil reserves. Already, ISIS are close to the oil reserves of northern Iraq. Already, the price of oil is rising.

Tony Blair 'Should Be Impeached For Iraq War'

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 18.06.2014 | UK Politics

Tony Blair should be impeached by parliament for leading Britain to war in Iraq, a veteran Tory MP has said. Sir Peter Tapsell, the longest serving...

First We Took Afghanistan. Then We Gave Them Iraq

Justin Huggler | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Politics
Justin Huggler

ISIS are right at the heart of things. And we put them there... Three years after his death, Osama bin Laden's dream is coming true after all: a great Sunni Muslim uprising in the Middle East. Only ISIS are so violent they make Al-Qaeda look like a bowling team.

Architects Of 2003 Iraq War Blame WHO For Current Crisis?

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK

Tony Blair’s utter lack of contrition for his role in the current crisis in Iraq made headlines over the weekend with London Mayor Boris Johnson cal...

Please Don't Go To Iraq To Fight, Top Cleric Tells British Muslims

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK

British Muslims are expected to heed claims from the UK's top Shia cleric not to join the fight against ISIS in Iraq, after thousands of Iraqis rallie...

The Funniest Twitter Smackdowns Of Tony Blair

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK Comedy

Not just in general, of course - that would take forever to round up - but the funniest tweets in relation to the former Prime Minister's comments abo...

Someone Has *Defended* Tony Blair. No, Someone *Other Than* Blair

PA | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK Politics

William Hague has played down the role of the invasion of Iraq in triggering the violent crisis in the country, as Tony Blair is mercilessly attacked ...

What US Refused to Believe: Without Saddam Iraq's Fate would be Sealed

Dan Ehrlich | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK Politics
Dan Ehrlich

With Iraq it was a case of naivety, blind stupidity or a gamble that has been first gradually and now speedily evolving the wrong way thanks to a new player the Syrian war created called ISIS. It's an extremist pan Islamic war machine determined to create a Mid East wide caliphate. And it may force NATO back into this land...this time oil is at stake...the magic phrase for military action.

WATCH: Tony Blair Denies Responsibilty For Iraq Crisis

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK Comedy

In the first 30 seconds of the clip above, that is. SEE ALSO: Twitter's Funniest Tony Blair Smackdowns Iraq Crisis Not Due To 2003 Invasion, Say...

British Newspapers Have Absolutely Savaged Tony Blair On Iraq

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK

There was no hiding the strength of national feeling toward Tony Blair's skirting the blame for the current Iraq crisis. The Daily Mirror called th...

Blair 'Has Finally Gone Mad,' Says Boris Johnson

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK Politics

Tony Blair has "finally gone mad" in his "unhinged" attempt to claim the 2003 invasion of Iraq is not the reason for the chaos in the country now, Lon...

A Fictitious ISIL to Scare Us Away From the Truth in Iraq

Lord Maginnis | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK Politics
Lord Maginnis

We need to be careful not to be duped again by Maliki and his Iranian masters. Let us put aside the ISIL and focus on what Maliki has done and is doing to that country. Iraqi people have been victimised for more than 11 years.

Who, Me? Tony Blair Denies Iraq Crisis Responsibility

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 15.06.2014 | UK Politics

The looming civil war and bloody insurgency in Iraq were caused by the West's failure to intervene in Syria, not the 2003 invasion to topple Saddam Hu...

14 Statistics That Show Just How Wrong Bush Was To Say 'Mission Accomplished'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.06.2014 | UK

It was the banner turned Donald Rumsfeld's face white with fear, in bold red and blue, fluttering on the USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier above Pr...

The Iraq (Chilcot) Inquiry, and the Greatest Scandal of Our Generation

David Lawley Wakelin | Posted 05.06.2014 | UK Politics
David Lawley Wakelin

Just about every day in Iraq at least one person, if not scores more lose their lives wrecking family after family as a direct consequence of the US /...

Chilcot Inquiry: Read George Bush And Tony Blair's Letters

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.05.2014 | UK Comedy

Sir John Chilcot's inquiry into the Iraq War may have decided not to publish correspondence between George W Bush and Tony Blair - but fortunately, th...

Publish Blair And Bush Iraq War Talks In Full, Says Sir John Major

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 30.05.2014 | UK Politics

Any failure to publish in full the discussions held between Tony Blair and George Bush in the run up to the Iraq War will leave the decision to launch...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Whitewash?

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 30.05.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Friday 30 May 2014... 1) WHITEWASH? It's not often I agree 100% with the splash headline on the fro...

Blair And Bush Iraq War Talks To Be Disclosed

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.05.2014 | UK Politics

An agreement has been reached over disclosing sensitive documents detailing discussions between Tony Blair and George Bush. Sir Jeremy Heywood, the...