Ten years after start of Iraq War, the mission is far from accomplished
The situation in the country falls far short of the Bush administration's rosy declarations a decade ago. Torn by sectarian distrust and violence, it is becoming a strategic threat for the entire region.
A difficult welcome awaited Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Saleh al-Mutlaq in the city of Ramadi in the center of the country. "Get out of here," protesters shouted as they staged the 10th day of a hunger strike and blocked the road connecting Baghdad with Syria and Jordan.