The Bush administration has made up its mind: there will be a short, devastating war, after which Am
When Saddam hanged a British journalist in 1990, MI5 had the journalist smeared in the Sun, and the
Rumours say the rich are on buses to Syria. Others take up arms - but against what exactly?
"A painful decision," say the supporters of an invasion. But it is not they who will feel the pain:
Lindsey Hilsum finds some curious visitors on the streets of Baghdad
Observations on alternatives to war
Observations on human shields
London and Washington insist the Iraqi dictator has weapons of mass destruction. If so, war planners
The UN Charter does not justify an invasion
The left opposes the war for the wrong reasons. Bush is not a dumb hick who wants to fight the Iraqi
It's not true that most Iraqi exiles want a war. Who would want 3,000 missiles raining down on their
Edward Said: criticism and society
Abdirahman A Hussein <em>Verso, 339pp, £19</em>
Not one member of the government stands to lose a son in this war. My brother does
In its leaders supporting the war in Iraq, the Observer proves that it has truly buried its great li
The US thought it could swat Saddam like a fly. But the Iraqi dictator has manoeuvred so cleverly th
The real danger of President Bush's plans for Iraq is that they are based on the belief that evil ca
The Prime Minister's fate is in the hands of Donald Rumsfeld. It is an alarming prospect, but Downing Street strategists know that if the US defence secretary wins the latest battle for the president's ear it could spell disaster. "We think Bush is with us.
When it comes to war on Iraq, Clare Short has been portrayed as a dissenter. But she tells John Kamp
Britain feels betrayed by America over Israel. When Sharon wrecked the proposed conference in London
Behind all the arguments over the impending war in Iraq lies a curiously undebated subject: the risk that Saddam Hussein will use weapons of mass destruction either before America attacks him or immediately after an attack.
By dramatising events in comic-book form, Joe Sacco's Palestine exposes the fantasy of the Israeli o
The churches, with Canterbury to the fore, are becoming the main opposition to invading Iraq. This,
Christina Lamb meets Britain's lone crusader in the Arab world, trying to win hearts and minds: he's
Saddam Hussein: an American obsession
Andrew Cockburn and Patrick Cockburn <em>Verso, 320pp, £9 pb
At home, they are regarded as outdated dreamers; abroad, as accomplices in war crimes. They face a b
The pressure is on to dump civil liberties. Incredible as it may seem to us, Tony Blair is accused b
Just under two years ago, Jack Straw believed that Iraq's security forces were even-handed and just.
. . . or so says the right-wing writer Andrew Sullivan. And he has a point. Does the western left re