An article on the propaganda war language, starting with western media use of 'toppling of Saddam' and 'Iraq war', drawing on similarities in calling the US war on Vietnam the “ Vietnam war”, to cover up the invasion and occupation with all its devastating consequences. Finishing with the communist comrades of the Iraqi Communist Party (ICP) calling it 'the change' or the “ aftermath of 2003”, as the ICP general secretary keeps reiterates. Haifa points out the irony that on 9th April 1972 Iraq signed an agreement of friendship and cooperation with the USSR blessed by the ICP. Today, Iraq has a similar agreement with the invaders/occupiers also blessed by the ICP!
Haifa Zangana, Iraqi novelist and artist, columnist for al-Quds newspaper. her comments on Iraq have been published in The Guardian, Red Pepper, al-Ahram Weekly and LA Times. Haifa is a co founder of Tadhamun ( Iraqi women solidarity) and a consultant at UN. She is a member of the Executive Committee of the BRussells Tribunal. You can read her weekly column for Alquds here.