Topic archives: Iraq War

Razer: 15 years since we declared war on Iraq, little has changed

March 20, 2018 63

Dissenters today are still treated exactly the same way by the mainstream press as they were 15 years ago at the beginning of the Iraq War.

Why is Jim Molan retweeting a Russian propaganda account?

February 6, 2018 24

As a former soldier, Senator Jim Molan ought to know better than to share Russian propaganda.

An Australian soldier begs to be punished for a crime we forced him to commit

October 18, 2016 2

Returned Sergeant Kevin Frost cannot deal with the pain and guilt of what happened in Afghanistan any longer. It's a pain foreign correspondent John Martinkus knows well.

Put Bush, Blair and Howard in the dock for democracy’s sake

July 14, 2016 14

The failure of Bush, Blair, Murdoch and Howard to be held accountable for the Iraq invasion contributes to the profound discontent gripping their countries.

Rundle: the Chilcot Inquiry, and Iraq’s true history

July 11, 2016 33

Blair lied to his cabinet, his party, and the people of his nation. Effectively, he used the entire UK as a patsy.

You can’t play favourites on leaks

July 11, 2016 1

Crikey readers weigh in on issues of the day.

So how did Bolt get hold of Wilkie’s top-secret Iraq War doc?

July 8, 2016 14

The Andrew Bolt-Andrew Wilkie case shows the lengths Federal Police will go to in hunting down a journalist's sources.

Blair’s bad day

Blair’s bad day

July 7, 2016

The British press lets rip on the former PM ...

Turnbull, Shorten and the orange, weirdly coiffed elephant in the room

June 6, 2016 2

Shorten touched on Trump, but generally speaking both sides have avoided talk of foreign policy so far this campaign.

With the fall of the Green Zone, ‘our’ Iraq comes undone

May 3, 2016 1

There used to be a fiction of safety in Iraq, but with Australian and American troops gone, that fiction has crumbled too, writes foreign correspondent John Martinkus.

Why the killing in Iraq will never end

April 7, 2016 12

In Iraq, the hatred for the ruling class is too deeply entrenched, writes John Martinkus.

This is Abbott’s Dubya moment

This is Abbott’s Dubya moment

September 3, 2015 13

Tony Abbott seems determined to bog Australia down in another war in the Middle East, even though it is bad for Australia and even bad for Abbott himself.

Citizenship bill continues 14-year tradition of terror hype

Citizenship bill continues 14-year tradition of terror hype

June 24, 2015 24

The government's citizenship stripping bill isn't unusual -- it's a continuation of what all governments have been doing for 14 years, and especially the Coalition.

Media revolution — a 2003 timeline

Media revolution — a 2003 timeline

March 31, 2015

From the Iraq War (Mark I) to another expensive lawsuit for Crikey, 2003 was a tough year.

Rundle: IS’ — and capitalism’s — worst crime is the destruction of culture

Rundle: IS’ — and capitalism’s — worst crime is the destruction of culture

March 13, 2015

IS' barbarism has shocked the world. But its most horrific crime has been the destruction of our common heritage. And the almighty dollar has done that even more effectively.

Rundle: <em>American Sniper</em> is the self-hating nihilism of a nation in decay

Rundle: American Sniper is the self-hating nihilism of a nation in decay

February 26, 2015 16

American Sniper's alleged anti-war complexities are nothing more than self-pity from a nation that's lost all meaning.

Abbott’s cavalier disdain for foreign policy will cost lives

Abbott’s cavalier disdain for foreign policy will cost lives

February 25, 2015 3

Don't believe everything you read -- Tony Abbott's not doing any better overseas than he is here.

Crikey 15: media revolution — a timeline

February 16, 2015

The 15 years since Crikey's founding have been tumultuous -- and always interesting. We take a look back at how the world has changed in the past 15 years.

Is <em>American Sniper</em> right-wing propaganda?

Is American Sniper right-wing propaganda?

January 28, 2015

American Sniper won't turn you into a gun-toting Republican. But it will provoke some interesting discussion.

Eight factors that shape how Muslims see the West

Eight factors that shape how Muslims see the West

January 14, 2015 20

While Tony Abbott would have us think the West's hands are clean, a look at our actions in the Middle East reveal plenty of cause for resentment, writes Scott Burchill.