Rethinking the War against Iraq

  title={Rethinking the War against Iraq},
  author={Richard Mccutcheon},
IntroductionA question that had dogged me for years prior to living in Iraq in 2000 came into sharp focus while sitting in the shade of a tree in the courtyard of the Al-Hamra hotel, located in a suburb of Baghdad.1 According to mainstream public discourse in Canada, and in places where I travelled in the United States in the years following my first two visits to Iraq in 1991, the country was no longer experiencing war. "The Gulf War," according to this discourse, had ended in 1991. Yet in the… Expand