This week in Side View: Ring or Ringu? America's grim military legacy in Iraq, the fall of the National Enquirer, and crab housing.
Having learnt nothing from the Iraq debacle, the Australian media is now urging our involvement in another military intervention in the Middle East.
The conditions that enabled the Howard government to lead Australia into the Iraq debacle remain in place as another Middle Eastern war looms.
Australia's preparations for Iraq were hampered by the Howard government's fear of opposition to the war, a declassified study shows.
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.
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.
The failure of Bush, Blair, Murdoch and Howard to be held accountable for the Iraq invasion contributes to the profound discontent gripping their countries.