Sixteen years ago, George W. Bush launched the invasion of Iraq. Bush and Co. intended the second Iraq War as a stepping-stone to wider domination of the Middle East. This war built on the Bush family legacy of invading Iraq, and continued a long line of western interventions in the country. This session will look at the history and legacy of western intervention in Iraq.
Corey Oakley - **US imperialism and the war for the Middle East ******
Andrew Cheeseman -** [Bitter fruit of the Iraq war](https://redflag.org.au/article/bitter-fruit-iraq-war)**