Media Mouse has posted this week’s Iraq Watch news update. This week’s update looks at the following topics:
- The Invasion and Occupation of Iraq: Two Years Later – The invasion and occupation of Iraq have taken a devastating toll on the people of Iraq. While estimates vary, between 15,000 and 100,000 Iraqi civilians have been killed during the invasion and occupation. The primary reason for the occupation, Iraq’s alleged stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction (WMDs), did not exist, resulting in a war that was largely fought for imperial gain of economic resources. Over the past two years the United States has conducted itself as an occupying power, and by all accounts, will continue to do so for many years to come.
- Democrats, the Antiwar Movement, and Ending the Occupation of Iraq – Two years after the invasion of Iraq there has been relatively little organized opposition to the occupation of Iraq. While the widespread civil disobedience at the start war seemed to indicate widespread resistance to the invasion of Iraq, this resistance has thus far failed to take a form capable of challenging the administration’s capacity to wage war. There have been numerous large demonstrations against the war and occupation, yet there has generally not been the type of day-to-day organizing and long-term strategizing that is needed to move from generally disconnected protests into organized resistance.
Read More: Iraq Watch.