We discuss whether toppling Saddam Hussein’s regime was worth the enormous cost paid by millions of Iraqis.
In our last episode we shall examine the war on Iraq and ask whether it was a spectacular success or a colossal blunder.
Today, Iraq is in a precarious position. Millions of Iraqis are still refugees in neighbouring countries; killings, poverty, corruption and lack of services have become endemic while the specter of renewed civil war still haunts the Iraqi people.
But Iraq has also come a long way since the horrific days of 2006 and 2007: The country brags about its enlightened constitution, free elections and vibrant media.
But two key questions refuse to abandon the whole US enterprise in Iraq: Was toppling Saddam Hussein’s regime worth the enormous cost paid by millions of Iraqis? And where do Iraqis go to seek justice and compensation for this illegal war waged by George Bush and Tony Blair?
Our guests this week are George Galloway, a former British MP, and Raanan Gissin, a former senior advisor to Ariel Sharon, the former Israeli prime minister.
This episode of Inside Iraq aired from Friday, September 24, 2010.