As a child Tim Eysselinck was obsessed with toy soldiers, John Wayne and guns. As an adult he became a US soldier, a keen hunter and toured the world clearing mines. Then he shot himself dead after returning from Iraq. His mother Janet Burroway reflects on the life of ‘a fiercely honourable boy’ (more…)

In an endeavour to explain his policy of war against Iraq to the American people as well as to an increasingly sceptical world, president Bush and his team do not shy away from referring to the 1980 attack on Iran, which led to 8 years of war between the two neighbouring countries. This, although Mr. Bush has chosen to link the two countries – as well as North Korea – together in an “axis of ….” , and without any mention of the fact that the United States supported and also armed Iraq throughout that war. (more…)