Inside Iraq asks if US military interventions have been an attempt to establish US domination [EPA]
Since the end of the Cold War a decade ago, the US has gone to war in Iraq, Somalia, Yugoslavia, and Afghanistan.

Supporters say the interventions are humanitarian deployments to stop aggression, to topple dictatorships, or to halt what they describe as terrorism.

Critics argue that with the US possessing unprecedented economic and military strength, American leaders have openly embraced the idea of imposing its ambitions on to the world.

However, after each US intervention, the attention of supporters and critics alike has turned to speculating on which countries would be next.

Since 1990, each large-scale US intervention has left behind a string of new US military bases in a region where the US had never before had a foothold.

Observers say the US military has been forcing itself into strategic areas of the world, and anchoring US geopolitical influence in these areas, at a very critical time in history.

Although there are plans for a US troop withdrawal in the next two years, the Americans are unlikely to dismantle their military bases in Iraq which it sees as critical to counter Iran's influence on the region.

What lies down the road for Iraq and the Middle East if the US insists on maintaining permanent military bases and presence in the country?

Inside Iraq this week poses some of these questions and more to find out if the invasion of Iraq was infact part of a bigger American master plan for global domination.

Our guests this week are Robert Fisk from the Independent newspaper and Brad Blakeman, a former senior staff of George Bush, the US president.

Watch part one of this show

Watch part two of this show

This episode of Inside Iraq airs from Friday, August 22, 2008

Source: Al Jazeera