Tony Blair deliberately made his country less safe from the threat of terrorism in an effort to make a political point, the Chilcot Inquiry shows.
In Iraq, the hatred for the ruling class is too deeply entrenched, writes John Martinkus.
John Howard is still defending the war in Iraq, and his speech to to the Lowy Institute is full of lies. Will nobody pull him up on the continuing falsehoods?
One decade after the beginning of the war in Iraq, is the country better off? Is the region safer? And did the war accomplish its goals? Deakin University's Dr Benjamin Isakhan assesses where Iraq is at.
Crikey readers have their say on the matters of the day.
Recent developments in the increasingly fragile Iraqi and Syrian states have ignited hopes for a Kurdish homeland, writes Jack Davies, an Australian freelance journalist based in Turkey.
After 115 died in bombings this week, the view that the Iraqi government is inept and dysfunctional appears to be shared by the majority of Iraqis, writes Donna Mulhearn, an Australian advocacy journalist in Iraq.
Kirsan Ilyumzhinov used to be president of the impoverished Russian Republic of Kalmykia but now seems to have adopted the role as roving ambassador for Russia in countries ruled by despots, writes Australia’s first Grandmaster Ian Rogers from Moscow.
The whole process had been an imaginary projection of US power in any case -- removing the Iraqi people from the picture meant that all attention could be focused on American suffering and the meaning of the war in American life.