Is this war worth the price?

Iraq study warned of civil war

White House, Military Dismissed '03 Analysis

By Warren P. Strobel and Jonathan S. Landay

WASHINGTON - U.S. intelligence agencies repeatedly warned the White House beginning more than two years ago that the insurgency in Iraq had deep local roots, was likely to worsen and could lead to civil war, according to former senior intelligence officials who helped craft the reports.

Iraq In Pictures:,5538,12762,00.html

Is this war worth the price?

Look closely at the face of collateral damage in Iraq before you answer.

Meet some of the victims of America's invasion of Iraq

“In the liberation of Iraq, we've applied powerful weapons, like the tank you build here, to strike our enemy with speed and precision”: Bush, April 24, 2003, thanking the workers at the Lima Army Tank Plant.

Pentagon dismisses US troop poll

The poll by Le Moyne College and Zogby International found that only 23 per cent believed US troops should stay in Iraq "as long as it takes", as US President George W. Bush has insisted. Nearly one in three troops said US forces should withdraw immediately.,20281,18321988-5001028,00.html

Thirty-five percent of Iraq veterans received mental health care

In addition, 12 percent of the more than 222,000 returning Army soldiers and Marines in the study were diagnosed with a mental problem.

Former US troops rail against war

“I joined up the day after September 11, 2001. I saw action in Falluja and Baghdad. My mortar platoon dropped numerous rounds on the town of Samawa during the start of the invasion. I don’t know how many innocents I killed with my mortar rounds.

From Information Clearing House

How Bush has stayed away from soldiers' funerals

More than 2,290 US troops have been killed in Iraq. President George Bush has attended none of the funerals - for which he is often criticised by the families of those who have died.

Is This War Worth the Price?

Pittsburghers were captivated this week by the seven-year-old Iraqi boy who arrived here for reconstructive facial surgery at Children's Hospital, having been badly disfigured in an American bombing raid in 2004. Sally Kalson argues that his presence has done more to inform the citizenry than a thousand presidential speeches.


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