Archive: iraq

5th April 2013
By: Brian Whitaker
To mark the tenth anniversary of the Iraq war, I am re-posting diary entries that I wrote at the time for the Guardian's website...      On the day the US celebrated the capture of Saddam International Airport by renaming it Baghdad International Airport, Saddam Hussein popped up on television… Read more
4th April 2013
By: Brian Whitaker
To mark the tenth anniversary of the Iraq war, I am re-posting diary entries that I wrote at the time for the Guardian's website...      Saddam international airport, 10 miles to the west of central Baghdad, appears to be mainly in American hands today, after a fierce battle in which 320 Iraqi… Read more
3rd April 2013
By: Brian Whitaker
To mark the tenth anniversary of the Iraq war, I am re-posting diary entries that I wrote at the time for the Guardian's website...    Yesterday was the best day for US forces since the invasion began. They appear to have broken through Iraqi lines at two key points outside Baghdad.   In the… Read more
2nd April 2013
By: Brian Whitaker
To mark the tenth anniversary of the Iraq war, I am re-posting diary entries that I wrote at the time for the Guardian's website...      The battle for Baghdad is about to begin in earnest, according to numerous reports this morning. The invasion forces are said to be "poised" and a massive… Read more
1st April 2013
By: Brian Whitaker
To mark the tenth anniversary of the Iraq war, I am re-posting diary entries that I wrote at the time for the Guardian's website...      The invasion forces suffered another self-inflicted disaster in the battle for hearts and minds yesterday when soldiers from the US 3rd infantry division shot… Read more
31st 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.  31 March 2003:  Military chiefs accuse Rumsfeld.  American leaders… Read more
30th 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.  30 March 2003: First suicide bombing.  Four American soldiers died… Read more
29th 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.  29 March 2003: Fifty dead in Baghdad market blast. Iraq suffered… Read more
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… Read more
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… Read more