Published on Truthout, 11 Sep 2017. Today, it has been 16 years since the events of September 11, 2001, in the United States. Nearly 3,000 people died in the attacks, and more than 6,000 were injured in the spectacular violence across New York, Pennsylvania and Washington, DC. The Bush/Cheney administration used these horrible events to justify
Published on Truthout, 6 December 2016. The nickname “Mad Dog” given to Trump’s choice for secretary of defense, retired Marine Gen. Mattis, doesn’t even begin to describe a war criminal who oversaw the slaughter of an estimated 5,700 Iraqi civilians during two sieges of Fallujah in 2004. Read the full story on Truthout.
Published on Truthout, 9 October 2015. Peace activist Bert Sacks refuses to ignore how US policy is harming Iraq. Since the early 1990s, he’s been seeking justice and looking for ways to stand with the Iraqi people. Nothing the US government has thrown at him thus far has slowed him down. Read the full story
Published on Truthout, 10 August 2015. More than a dozen years after the US-led invasion of Iraq began, Truthout asked three prominent policy analysts to reflect back on why the US pursued this war. Their perspectives remind us of the true aims of the war and point toward solutions to the ongoing crisis and occupation
Published on Truthout, 15 June 2015. Sundus Saleh, an Iraqi single mother, is suing members of the George W. Bush administration for their role in the war in Iraq. Shortly after her papers were filed on May 27, former US Attorney General Ramsey Clark filed an amicus brief in a federal lawsuit that is challenging
Published on Truthout, 13 April 2015. A recently released casualty study, “Body Count,” estimates that at least 1.3 million people have died as a direct or indirect result of US policy in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan since the so-called war on terror began. Continue reading the full story at Truthout.
Published on Truthout, 14 October 2014. Contamination from depleted uranium (DU) munitions is causing sharp rises in congenital birth defects, cancer cases and other illnesses throughout much of Iraq, according to numerous Iraqi doctors. Iraqi doctors and prominent scientists believe that DU contamination is also connected to the emergence of diseases that were not previously
Dahr and co-author William Rivers Pitt, “provide the definitive history of what happened to Iraq” in their new e-book The Mass Destruction of Iraq. The Disintegration of a Nation: Why It Is Happening, And Who Is Responsible. From Truthout: “Once again, violence and mayhem in the shattered nation of Iraq is making headlines. Meanwhile, the
In a Truthout and TomDispatch collaboration, Truthout staff reporter Dahr Jamail has written a searing analysis covering the ongoing disaster in Iraq. Jamail has covered the story extensively for both Truthout and TomDispatch since 2005, and now provides this current perspective on how the legacy of the US invasion and occupation of Iraq continues to
This is part II of a series on Dahr Jamail’s trip to the Iraq Commission conference in Brussels. Also see Part I: International Lawyers Seek Justice for Iraqis. Narmeen Saleh and her husband Shawki were detained by US military forces during a violent 2004 raid of their home in Baghdad. Saleh spent 16 days in