Iraq War and the Chilcott Enquiry

The International Correspondent: Journalism for Peace (Peace Pursuit)


Iraq War

The almost unimaginable $US 2 trillion expenditure on the Iraq war has brought appalling suffering to many thousands of people. Al least 30,000 Iraqis have died, with many more wounded in body, mind and spirit, an in attitude towards the West. The ongoing loss of American lives has surely demonstrated that making war on terror in its present form does little more than create additional terror.

War is terror, and there is no compelling evidence to show that creating more terror in one country alleviates it for another. The practice of imposing suffering on one nations’s innocents to protect another’s is surely ethically unjustifiable.

For all the expenditure, the last state of Iraq could be worse than the first, the Middle East more unstable, religious extremism greater and a secular tyranny replaced by a religious one.

It is interesting to speculate how this vast…

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