Video: Is Iraq a Failing State?

By John Lee.

"Is Iraq a failing state, or has it already failed", asks Peter Lavelle on Russia Today's Crosstalk programme.

Discussing the question are Robert Maginnis, Douglas Ollivant and John Glaser.

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2 Responses to Video: Is Iraq a Failing State?

  1. Ramy 11th July 2012 at 16:14 #

    This is a channel that is Russian and are basically haters of Americans and anything related to that. Don't get me wrong, as an Iraqi I am against US and UK Invasion 1000%, but the new government has done a lot better than Saddam's government and US government on most issues except for corruption, as this has been taught very well by Saddam and his government.

    Basically, this video simply wants to show the negative, by only looking from outside, their opinions means nothing till they have lived through these years in Iraq and judge for themselves.

  2. Uruki-the-Iraqi 12th July 2012 at 08:55 #

    Those who think or believe Iraq is a failed state must also think Greece, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Ireland and others are all failed states as well, since they are all teetering on the verge of collapse and they ALL should be declared failed states (economically that is) .. Yes Iraq is a failed state (politically) and thanks to the USA and JEWISH Noah Feldman’s bogus constitution for that… But Iraq (in the past) has seen much worse than this political failure and Iraq (and Mesopotamia) has survived senseless wars, sanctions, foreign invasions (from Moguls-to-Brits-to-Yankis) and Iraqis endured and outlasted them all… Those featured in this video (mostly Americans so-called analysts) should go back and review their records and intelligent reports because by the same token, the USA, the Bank of England and other international financial institutions MUST all be declared failed states or banks and they are OBVIOUSLY showing a nose-dive performance, especially when you know the US, Europe and even CHINA are the ONES behind the current massive world economic uncertainties and they are to blame for the downward economic spiral… HISTORY usually tells us this is a precursor to WARS, and we will soon find out who are the real failed and irresponsible and reckless statesmen!!