Iraq ~The Betrayal 2008 03 17 (Ch 4, Dispatches) avi
In this program,marking the fifth anniversary of the invasion, Dispatches assesses the effects of the Iraq invasion five years on.
Political journalist Peter Oborne accompanies the Foreign Secretary, David Miliband, as he travels across Iraq, north to south, meeting the main players who will determine the future of the country.
From the US Commanding General David Petraeus, to militiamen fighting to protect their homes, to parliamentarians holed up in Baghdad's Green Zone, Oborne discovers that Iraq seems to have reverted to a violent feudalism.
Meanwhile America has lost the trust and respect of the world and there are chilling consequences of the war for ordinary people back on the streets of Britain.