Blowback from the oil addicted operations the US and UK have run for decades is the rise of Isis - a movement so ruthless even their parent network al-Qaeda disowned them.
Tony Blair should step down from his role as Middle East peace convoy, says Lindsey German, convenor of Stop the War Coalition. It's a job for which he lacks a single qualification.
We must "do something"; say neocons and liberal interventionists alike. But, asks, Rachel Shabi, what would yet more meddling by the west actually do?
It is becoming clear that Isis is not the only Sunni militant group involved in the Sunni insurgents’ multipronged offensive that was carefully co-ordinated.
The nine-year Shia dominance over Iraq, established after the US, Britain and other allies overthrew Saddam Hussein, may be coming to an end, says Patrick Cockburn.
In a way, opponents of the war were wrong. We were wrong because however disastrous we thought the consequences of the Iraq war, the reality has been worse.
The US military has not won a serious engagement since World War II: the results of wars in Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan, and Iraq ranged from stalemate to defeat and disaster.
'We Are Many' is an incredibly ambitious film, charting the journey to and beyond the biggest global protest in history.
A reduction in Britain's military budget of just 50 per cent would be like a lottery win for millions of people. Suddenly, there would be money to invest in housing, hospitals and schools.
By the end of World War II, the US and Britain were bombing Japanese and German cities to terrorize the people who lived in them and transmit a ‘message’ to the inhabitants of cities who had not been bombed.
Iraqi exile Sami Ramadani says Iraq is not a motley collection of religions and ethnicities which have been waiting for decades, if not centuries, to slaughter each other.
Former US marine Ross Caputi says ISIS is not a lone actor in Iraq, capturing territory for a future Islamic state: it is just one faction in a larger popular rebellion against the Maliki government.
Western intervention has been the curse of the Middle East for over 100 years. The cure for the crisis in Iraq is not more intervention, says John Rees, but ending this disastrous history of meddling.
We hear sad rumours that you are still criticised for the Iraq War , the dodgy dossier, and making such a mess of the Middle East that you'd be better described as a God of War than a peace envoy.
The development of a conflict which already involves Iran and Saudi Arabia, could foreshadow a full scale middle eastern war, with incalculable consequences for Israel and the Palestinians.
Instead of working to end the insanity of the nuclear age once and for all, nine countries waste trillions of dollars on their nuclear arsenals.
"These people need help, yet what they get is the most conceited country in the world telling them that they are nothing and that they are stupid."
The CIA's record of torture, murder and subverting democratic governments speaks for itself. However savvy its Twitter campaign, that must not be forgotten.
At the D-Day commemoration Obama had the sheer gall to say the "United States of America is and will remain the greatest force for freedom the world has ever known."
Obama is extending the overt war in Afghanistan and escalating the shadow 'war on terror' through drone wars, proxy battles, base expansion, and alliances with repressive states.