Category Archives: Iraq

I Will Be With You, Whatever

Our headline is taken from the voluminous, seven-year official investigation into how and why Britain went to war in Iraq. Britain’s investigation by the independent Iraq Inquiry was unequivocal in its findings. Britain, like the United States, used flawed intelligence to justify the invasion, that Iraq posed no immediate national security threat, that the allies acted militarily before all diplomatic

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How Did Our Experts Fare?

Yesterday, just a few hours before the big shindig in Hollywood, we asked our two experts on film to give their predictions before a live studio audience for the Annual Life Elsewhere Oscar Special. The always exuberant, actress, writer, raconteur and media aficionado, Lisa Jane Persky and erudite film and media critic Bob Ross took their task seriously. After thoughtful

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Never Exaggerate The Importance of Incompetence.

In the latest edition of Life Elsewhere, Dr. Binoy Kampmark joined the program to help us understand the turmoil in Iraq and what caused it. Dr. Kampmark, a learned scholar, appraises the Bush administration’s invasion of Iraq with a terse rebuke by saying, “Never exaggerate the importance of incompetence”. After summing up the past and current crisis in Iraq, Binoy

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The Sexy Beautiful Game?

All over the world Soccer is known as The Beautiful Game. It’s also known as Football. In the USA, the moniker Football has long been claimed by what the rest of the world see as a gladiatorial spectacle, where the players clad in armor play a distant cousin of venerable Rugby, driven by the time demands of TV commercials. The World Cup

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Who Created The Turmoil In Iraq?

The “Cradle of Civilization” is a common term for the area comprising modern Iraq as it was home to the earliest known civilization, the Sumerian civilization, which arose in the fertile Tigris-Euphrates river valley of southern Iraq in the Chalcolithic (Ubaid period). It was here in the late 4th millennium BC, that the world’s first writing system and recorded history itself were born. The history of Iraq from then until now is fraught

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