It didn’t start with W’s 2003 war on Iraq. The British have plundered what is now Iraq since the 19th century. After the incredible economic and physical devastation and perhaps a million deaths, though little noticed in the news, the people of Iraq are rising up to take control of their own country. Of course, all the imperial plundering has been about oil. On this show award winning international columnist Eric Margolis (who has reported from danger zones all over the globe) sheds light on this overlooked but vital country. Dick Cheney argued that “it is too precious to be left to the Arabs.” What do America and Britain want? Does Trump even have a policy there? Could the people of Iraq become a new force in the region despite it all? Listen in.