Broadcast: Monday 17 March 2008 08:00 PM
Political journalist Peter Oborne accompanies the Foreign Secretary, David Miliband, as he travels across Iraq meeting the main players who will determine the future of the country.
Iraq: The Betrayal
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In the second programme of the 'Happy Birthday Iraq' season 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.
Iraq: The Fallout
Throughout the week, Channel 4 News will be reporting from Iraq, reflecting on 5 years of conflict in the region.
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For a fresh perspective and a retrospective on 5 years on conflict in Iraq, you can view our special Iraq Season map.
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Battle For Haditha
Battle for Haditha, the latest feature film from acclaimed filmmaker Nick Broomfield, is based on a real-life story of violence and retribution in Iraq. The film was the centrepiece of Channel 4's 'Happy Birthday Iraq' season. Watch on 4oD
Alternatively, watch clips of the Battle For Haditha, an interview with director Nick Broomfield and the Iraq Season Three Minute Wonders.
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You can also view a Photo Gallery from the film.
On 19 November 2005, Iraqi insurgents bombed a US Marines convoy, resulting in the death of their most popular officer. Enraged by their loss, his young squadron went in search of the insurgents, violently storming a series of houses in the village of Haditha. 24 people were killed, many of them women and children.
Battle For Haditha is a film about ordinary people in an impossible situation. Stories from all sides are brought to the forefront: the young, inexperienced US Marines, many of whom had never travelled outside America, the Iraqi insurgents, and the residents of Haditha, innocent bystanders caught in the crossfire: all embroiled in a war not of their own making.
Battle for Haditha is followed on More4 by On That Day, an investigative documentary into the Haditha massacre.
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