Today on Your Call: What has been the human cost of the invasion of Iraq?

Mar 18, 2013

On today’s Your Call, we’ll mark the 10-year anniversary of the US invasion of Iraq with a panel of Iraqi activists, artists and journalists. How are Iraqis looking back 10 years after the invasion and occupation of their country? What is life like in Iraq today? What’s the status of rebuilding efforts? Millions of Iraqis were forced to flee their country.  What questions do you have for Iraqis? It’s your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.


Farah Muhsin, assistant representative with the Iraqi Student Project, a grass-roots effort to help war-displaced Iraqi students

Oday Rasheed, Iraqi film director and writer

Zainab Saleh, post-doc fellow, visiting assistant professor in anthropology at Haverford College

Sahar Issa, McClatchy's Baghdad Bureau Correspondent

Web Resources:

Oday Rasheed

Inquirer Opinion: An Iraqi film hero in America

The Guardian: Baghdad, Iraq: 10 years after Saddam

Event on the 10th anniversary of Iraq

McClatchy: Middle East in turmoil 10 years after Iraq invasion that officials said would bring peace

Financial Times: A decade on from the US invasion, the country is still struggling to find its future

Jadaliyya: A Bitter Legacy: Lessons of De-Baathification in Iraq

Jadaliyya: Beating the Drums of Orientalism

The Guardian: Iraq war 10 years on: 'One problem has been the withdrawal of the educated elite. So many have emigrated'