The White House sets the tone and the media echo a line that celebrates the victimhood of the invaders.
Policing a collapsed state is a potentially interminable business and to turn to the UN for salvatio
David Kelly's death is an event waiting for a conspiracy theory, just like the assassination of President Kennedy and the Paris car crash that killed the Princess of Wales.
It was the great lie of the first Gulf war: that flight BA 149 to Kuwait City, from which civilians
Observations on the middle east
I can't wait to hear Archer's own version of how he gained his freedom, which will probably involve
At the top of government, there is a sense that, after David Kelly's death, anything can happen. Alm
Palestinian cinema is starting to emerge with its own distinctive, improvisational style. But it's n
Saddam's regime murdered those it feared, to the very end. Lindsey Hilsum listens to the victims' fa
Unless we apply the lesson "all governments are liars" to our own leaders, British fighter jets and TCP will continue to be shipped abroad.
Sowing the Wind: the seeds of conflict in the Middle East
John Keay <em>John Murray, 506pp, £25</e
As far as Iraq is concerned, a majority of Americans believe the US has been there, done that. They
Perhaps the Iraqis right now are offering their WMDs to al-Qaeda, in the south London style: "Don't
Although no weapons of mass destruction have been found, 41 per cent of Americans think they have. W
Television - Andrew Billen on why a "landmark" documentary about the Iraq war loses its way
Once more, we hear that America is being "sucked into a quagmire".
Whatever is now discovered in Iraq, it is unlikely to include 30,000 warheads and four chemical muni
Observations on the <em>New Statesman</em> Citigate DVL Smith Britometer poll
As Iraq showed, the Continental press prefers a few bits of truth to personal invective
Maybe Saddam had his WMDs in a flat-pack. Maybe he had the instructions spread all over the palace f
Television - Zoe Williams is dismayed to find prejudice and triviality in a documentary about al-Jaz
Clare Short, for the first time, gives a full account of the events that led to her concerns over wa
Washington hawks have turned their attention to Iran - accusing it of producing weapons of mass dest
John Kampfner reveals that the Attorney General warned the PM nearly two months ago that, without a
The Pentagon has wrested control of postwar Iraq from the State Department, just as it took control
Two decades ago, settlers tried to stop the peace treaty with Egypt; now the fate of the ''road map'
As Iraq's treasures were looted, the British Museum's director furiously phoned No 10, demanding tan
Observations on Iraq and the media