War on Iraq

4 July 2014

ISIS, intervention and the unravelling of the Middle East

Podcast: Karl Sharro, Brendan O'Neill and Bill Durodié debate the crisis in Iraq.

1 July 2014

‘Jihad cool’: an Islamist version of Occupy

The Brits who become jihadists have some very familiar-sounding prejudices.

Iraq: there is no Western solution, and never was one

Western intervention has destroyed Iraq, as spiked predicted it would.

3 June 2014

We don’t need a judge to tell us Iraq was wrong

It’s moral cowardice to beg Chilcot to condemn Bush and Blair.

9 January 2014

The unlearnt lessons of Iraq

The real beneficiary of Western intervention is al-Qaeda.

27 September 2013

How the West destroyed Iraq

The bloody mess created by the occupation of Iraq was built on the West's own weakness and incoherence.

29 June 2013

MoD litigation: making judges into gods of war

The UK Supreme Court ruling that servicemen can sue the Ministry of Defence for negligence is a disaster for troop morale and the public good.

14 February 2013

15 February 2003: the myth of a mass uprising

The aim of that million-strong demo 10 years ago was not to stop the invasion of Iraq but merely to advertise decent people’s distaste for it.

4 February 2013

Cameron - the heir to Blairite barbarism

It is fitting that Tony Blair should cheer Cameron's meddling in Africa, considering it's driven by shallow, reckless, Blair-style posturing.

18 August 2011

Why the US is still stuck in Iraq

The interminable occupation of Iraq exposes the crazy idea that Western forces can liberate foreign peoples.