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#War in Iraq

From TheJournal.ie 10 years ago today: Saddam's statue topples in Baghdad Iraq This post contains videos

10 years ago today: Saddam's statue topples in Baghdad

It was on April 9, 2003, that the 12-metre-tall statue of Saddam Hussein was pulled down from Firdos Square.

X marks the spot for Bin Laden's TIME cover Bin Laden This post contains images

X marks the spot for Bin Laden's TIME cover

The weekly newsmagazine is releasing a special issue to mark the death of Osama bin Laden – the latest in the ‘X series’.

From TheJournal.ie In numbers: Bin Laden, September 11, and the War on Terror In Numbers

In numbers: Bin Laden, September 11, and the War on Terror

3,520 days between the September 11 attacks and bin Laden’s death – with up to a million civilian deaths in between.

From TheJournal.ie Ahern suspected US carried prisoners through Shannon: WikiLeaks Wikileaks

Ahern suspected US carried prisoners through Shannon: WikiLeaks

Dermot Ahern suspected there had been at least three rendition flights through Shannon, but took America’s word for it – even though he feared paying “a severe political price”.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland suspected Shannon had carried prisoners: the WikiLeak in full Wikileaks

Ireland suspected Shannon had carried prisoners: the WikiLeak in full

The full text of the leaked document suggesting Ireland believed Shannon Airport had been used to transfer prisoners of war.

From TheJournal.ie Government targeted US-Shannon flights to dampen election criticism - WikiLeaks Wikileaks

Government targeted US-Shannon flights to dampen election criticism - WikiLeaks

The US government considered a civil case against five Irish anti-war protestors, according to the first WikiLeaks document on Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie The first Irish WikiLeak: the full contents Wikileaks

The first Irish WikiLeak: the full contents

The full transcript of the leaked memo written by ambassador James C Kenny on the US attitude to flights at Shannon.

IT’S HEAVILY RUMOURED that Tony Blair – fresh from escaping a hail of flying eggs at his book signing in Dublin earlier today – may be on his way to Electric Picnic to engage in a debate with former Labour MP George Galloway over his role in the War of Iraq. Galloway is taking part in a debate on whether there can ever been peace in the Middle East at 7pm, and Blair is rumoured to be planning on attending. He could, of course, opt not to get rained on instead.