Twenty years ago, the US army began deploying ground troops to invade Iraq and overthrow Saddam Hussein’s regime. On April 9, 2003, she entered Baghdad. One of his first gestures is to unscrew the giant statue of the dictator in the center of the capital. Result [vingt ans plus tard] is that one of the greatest Arab countries was offered on a silver platter to the Islamic Republic of Iran.

This is not about taking a stand in favor of Saddam Hussein. But when this one was executed [trois ans plus tard, en 2006]we have seen conscience-driven vengeance inspire new leaders [chiites] countries that came to power thanks to this American war.

“They didn’t know anything about Iraq”

We realized then that we were far from a modern state endowed with democratic institutions, that certain neoconservatives dangled in the administration of President George W. Bush.

These officials knew nothing about Iraq, or the Iraqis, or the region. They also did not know that it was impossible to throw democracy into this country, which has endured so much suffering, years of war and economic blockade.

In fact, Iraq has been done away with since 1958. It was in this year that the Iraqi monarchy was overthrown in a military coup. New