INSIDE IRAQ~ Special – Iraq: 5 Years On 9 April 08 avi (Al-Jazeera)
When the statue of Saddam fell in central Baghdad five years ago, there was widespread hope and promise of better days ahead.
But things began to unravel amid lawlessness, chaos and violence.
Today, Iraq is now at a crossroads and no one can predict what the future holds.
After five years, was the Iraq war worth it?
On the fifth anniversary of the fall of Saddam's regime, Inside Iraq goes to Cairo, at the heart of the Arab world to look again at the reasons and ramifications of the invasion of Iraq.
How does Iraq and the region appear five years after Saddam's downfall?
Our guests this week in Cairo:
Lawrence Butler from the US State Department, Hesham Yousseff, chief of staff of the Arab League, Abdel Raouf ElReedy from the Egyptian Council of Foreign Relations, Dominic Asquith, British ambassador to Egypt and Hassan Issa, former Egyptian diplomat, and from Baghdad, Hoshyar Zebari, Iraqi foreign minister.
Jasim Azawi hosts Inside Iraq in Cairo in front of a live audience. Students from Cairo were asked to join the audience, and pose questions to the panelists.
With special comments from Hans Blix and Madeleine Albright
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