Iraq: What lies ahead?

Changing Face Of Iraq is an in depth look at major factors, crucial events and key players that are defining the face of Iraq, rewriting its past, reshaping its present and ultimately its future.

    The US-UK war and occupation of Iraq has wrought


    and claimed

    countless victims

    . Despite the overriding uncertainty of what lies ahead, and the ongoing debate regarding the

    legality of the occupation

    , winds continue to change in this prominent and rich Arab country.

    Iraq is now prey to

    many forces

    , some competing to consolidate their control, others merely stirring instability.

    Others refuse

    to take on any role in the

    political reformation

    of their country while it is run by outsiders. No elections with occupation, they say.   

    In the midst,

    new terminology

    is invented;


    emerge and die. The Saddam threat is replaced by the more ellusive

    Sunni Triangle



    old guard

    is scrapped, card by card, only to be replaced by a

    Governing Council

    that, despite being handpicked by the US

    occupying authority

    , promises sovereignty and prosperity.

    Meanwhile, seemingly old questions linger: Where are the

    banned Iraqi weapons

    ? Was the intelligence hyped, forged even?

    Aren't Iraqis

    better off

    without the Baath party, Saddam Hussein and a legacy tainted by

    internal discord



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    SOURCE: Aljazeera


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