Blog archive: Iraq

  • 28th March 2013
    By
    Brian Whitaker
    To mark the tenth anniversary of the 2003 Iraq war, I am re-posting diary entries that I wrote at the time for the Guardian's website. They are posted here day by day and the full collection can be found here.  28 March 2003: Richard Perle resigns. Amid admissions that Iraq has...
  • 27th March 2013
    By
    Brian Whitaker
    To mark the tenth anniversary of the 2003 Iraq war, I am re-posting diary entries that I wrote at the time for the Guardian's website. They are posted here day by day and the full collection can be found here.  27 March 2003:  More than 1,000 members of the US 173rd Airborne...
  • 26th March 2013
    By
    Brian Whitaker
    To mark the tenth anniversary of the 2003 Iraq war, I am re-posting diary entries that I wrote at the time for the Guardian's website. They are posted here day by day and the full collection can be found here.  26 March 2003:  After a series of setbacks, and with the advance on...
  • 25th March 2013
    By
    Brian Whitaker
    To mark the tenth anniversary of the 2003 Iraq war, I am re-posting diary entries that I wrote at the time for the Guardian's website. They are posted here day by day and the full collection can be found here.  25 March 2003:  The only good news today is that the invasion...
  • 24th March 2013
    By
    Brian Whitaker
    To mark the tenth anniversary of the 2003 Iraq war, I am re-posting diary entries that I wrote at the time for the Guardian's website. They are posted here day by day and the full collection can be found here.  24 March 2003:  It is day five, and suddenly the clinical,...
  • 21st March 2013
    By
    Brian Whitaker
    To mark the tenth anniversary of the 2003 Iraq war, I am re-posting diary entries that I wrote at the time for the Guardian's website. They are posted here day by day and the full collection can be found here.  21 March 2003:  After an initial diversion to take pot-shots at...
  • 20th March 2013
    By
    Brian Whitaker
    To mark the tenth anniversary of the 2003 Iraq war, I am re-posting diary entries that I wrote at the time for the Guardian's website. They are posted here day by day and the full collection can be found here.  20 March 2003:  It's begun. Well, sort of ... but more with a...
  • 19th March 2013
    By
    Brian Whitaker
    To mark the tenth anniversary of the 2003 Iraq war, I am re-posting diary entries that I wrote at the time for the Guardian's website. They are posted here day by day and the full collection can be found here.  19 March 2003:  Tony Blair need not go into exile just yet....
  • 17th March 2013
    By
    Brian Whitaker
    Ten years ago this week my daily routine changed. I began setting my alarm for five o'clock each morning to write a diary of the war in Iraq. The idea was to provide a short and sometimes opinionated review of each day's events – both military and political – and to have it ready and posted on...
  • 30th December 2012
    By
    Brian Whitaker
    Flooding caused by several days of heavy rain brought much of Baghdad to a standstill last week. "Disruption to the electricity grid and the failure of emergency generators as a result of damage to cables underground left many businesses and individuals without power," The National reported...
  • 11th March 2012
    By
    Brian Whitaker
    A new wave of killings is reported in Baghdad, targeting youngsters of unconventional appearance. Reuters says at least 14 have been stoned to death in the past three weeks, though there are claims that the total may be much higher. Lists have also been circulated naming those who will be...
  • 25th October 2011
    By
    Brian Whitaker
    The following is a statement issued on Tuesday by the London-based Iraqi LGBT organisation: In Iraq, concern is growing of a renewed purge against the country’s gay community by government forces and hardline religious militia groups after the arrest of 25 men in Kalar, a small town...

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