[QODLink]
RIZ KHAN
The last US combat forces in Iraq
But who should be held accountable for the invasion and occupation?
Last Modified: 29 Aug 2010 13:30 GMT



US combat forces have left Iraq, but who should be held accountable for the invasion and occupation that has left hundreds of thousands dead? 

The country has been in a political stalemate since its parliamentary elections in March.

Critics of the occupation say Iraq is worse off than it was under Saddam Hussein, the then leader and that those who led the charge for war should be held to account - and possibly charged with war crimes.   

On Thursday's Riz Khan, we speak to veteran investigative journalist John Pilger. 

JOIN THE DEBATE


Send us your views and get your voice on the air

In his most recent column for the New Statesman magazine, Pilger compares the role of Tony Blair, the former British prime minister, in the Iraq invasion to "paramount war crime", as defined by the 1946 Nuremberg trials.

He says over one million deaths have resulted since the Iraq war began in 2003.

You can join the conversation. Call in with your questions and comments at our live time of 1630GMT. Repeats air at 2130GMT, and the next day at 0230GMT and 1130GMT.

Source:
Al Jazeera
Topics in this article
People
Country
City
Featured on Al Jazeera
UNHCR says hundreds of people trapped in Yaloke town risk death if they are not evacuated to safety urgently.
'Justice for All' demonstrations swell across the US over the deaths of African Americans in police encounters.
Six former Guantanamo detainees are now free in Uruguay with some hailing the decision to grant them asylum.
Disproportionately high number of Aboriginal people in prison highlights inequality and marginalisation, critics say.
Featured
Long-standing dispute over Christian use of the word 'Allah' raises concerns about a very un-Merry Christmas.
The threat posed by ISIL has prompted thousands of young Kurds to join the PKK.
Baja California - with its own grim history of disappeared people - finds a voice in the fight against violence.
Russian feminist rockers fight system holding 700,000 - the world's largest per capita prison population after the US.
Weeks of growing protests against Muslims continue in Dresden with 15,000 hitting the streets last Monday.