‘…consider the devastation of Iraq’s health, once the best in the Middle East, by the ubiquitous dust from British and US depleted uranium weapons. A World Health Organisation study reporting a cancer epidemic has been suppressed, says its principal author. This has been reported in Britain only in the Glasgow Sunday Herald and the Morning […]
‘In 2005, a Nobel prize-winning economist began the painstaking process of calculating the true cost of the Iraq war. In his new book, he reveals how short-sighted budget decisions, cover-ups and a war fought in bad faith will affect us all for decades to come.’ Read more at The Guardian.
John Pilger on Iraq.
In an interview for the BBC Radio 4 programme Today, former US president Jimmy Carter described Tony Blair’s support for the Iraq war as a ‘major tragedy for the world’. In the show, which was broadcast this morning, Mr Carter said that Blair’s attitude to Bush had been ‘abominable. Loyal, blind, apparently subservient.’ And he […]
At least 127 people have been killed in five or more car bombings in Baghdad. ‘A Reuters photographer at the scene said many women and children were among the victims. More than 90 people were injured in the attack.’ (The Guardian). Meanwhile 32 died in Virginia yesterday. Gosh I wonder which of these tragedies will […]
The illegal invasion and war in Iraq has cost every person in Britain (all sixty million of us) £88 each. ‘The figures were released as MPs protested about the plight of Britain’s NHS hospitals’: The Independent.
“The Iraq war has already cost the United States $320bn (£180bn), according to an authoritative new report, and even if a troop withdrawal begins this year, the conflict is set to be more expensive in real terms than the Vietnam War, a generation ago… Iraq will have consumed $101bn in fiscal 2006 alone, almost double […]