“We have no ambition in Iraq, except to remove a threat and restore control of that country to its own people,” President George W Bush said in a short but memorable televised address on March 19 2003.
Today is the 10th anniversary of the start of the Iraq war. Anniversaries, however arbitrary they seem as preordained moments of pause, offer a chance for reflection that might otherwise get lost amid the 24-hour news cycle. In that spirit, here are just a few of the best anniversary reads we could find. Please share your own recommendations – there is a lot of great stuff out there – in the comments. Read more