A US Department of Defence graphic from March 2003 shows an English and Arabic copy of a leaflet dropped over southern Iraq by coalition aircraft, warning Iraqi troops not to use weapons of mass destruction. Opinion is still divided on whether the deadly and devastating war, in which the United States, the UK and their allies invaded Iraq, supported by the media, was indeed caused by intelligence failure over Saddam Hussein’s WMD programme. Photo: AFP
A US Department of Defence graphic from March 2003 shows an English and Arabic copy of a leaflet dropped over southern Iraq by coalition aircraft, warning Iraqi troops not to use weapons of mass destruction. Opinion is still divided on whether the deadly and devastating war, in which the United States, the UK and their allies invaded Iraq, supported by the media, was indeed caused by intelligence failure over Saddam Hussein’s WMD programme. Photo: AFP

Letters | Leaders lied, people died: who really benefits from senseless, wasteful wars?

  • Media in all wars engage in massive deception of the public, glorifying war and encouraging citizens to give up their lives for reasons conjured up by lying, immoral politicians and the corporate entities who stand to benefit

Topic |   Legacy of war in Asia
A US Department of Defence graphic from March 2003 shows an English and Arabic copy of a leaflet dropped over southern Iraq by coalition aircraft, warning Iraqi troops not to use weapons of mass destruction. Opinion is still divided on whether the deadly and devastating war, in which the United States, the UK and their allies invaded Iraq, supported by the media, was indeed caused by intelligence failure over Saddam Hussein’s WMD programme. Photo: AFP
A US Department of Defence graphic from March 2003 shows an English and Arabic copy of a leaflet dropped over southern Iraq by coalition aircraft, warning Iraqi troops not to use weapons of mass destruction. Opinion is still divided on whether the deadly and devastating war, in which the United States, the UK and their allies invaded Iraq, supported by the media, was indeed caused by intelligence failure over Saddam Hussein’s WMD programme. Photo: AFP
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