Traditional northern-Iraqi headpiece and necklace. Style: early 20th century.

Traditional northern-Iraqi headpiece and necklace. Style: early 20th century.

Companion app for the book We Meant Well: How I Helped Lose the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi People by Peter Van Buren (Metropolitan Books, 2012). <p>This app features easy access to the book's blog, Tweets, web site,information about the

Companion app for the book We Meant Well: How I Helped Lose the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi People by Peter Van Buren (Metropolitan Books, 2012). <p>This app features easy access to the book's blog, Tweets, web site,information about the

Deportation of conquered Iraqi people after defeat by Tilgeth Pileser III of Assyria Nimrud Palace 728 BCE 1 by mharrsch, via Flickr

Deportation of conquered Iraqi people after defeat by Tilgeth Pileser III of Assyria Nimrud Palace 728 BCE 1 by mharrsch, via Flickr

3. There is a huge gap between the income disparity in Iraq for the wealthy and poor. There is no in between, the Iraqi people are either very poor or wealthy. The highest 10% of the income share is 25.24 and the lowest 10% hold 3.79 of the income share. These were recorded in 2007.

3. There is a huge gap between the income disparity in Iraq for the wealthy and poor. There is no in between, the Iraqi people are either very poor or wealthy. The highest 10% of the income share is 25.24 and the lowest 10% hold 3.79 of the income share. These were recorded in 2007.

We Meant Well: How I Helped Lose the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi People (American Empire Project)

You Won't Like It, But Here's the Answer to ISIS

We Meant Well: How I Helped Lose the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi People (American Empire Project)

An American Citizen Apologizes to the Iraqi People

An American Citizen Apologizes to the Iraqi People

Mental health disorders and emotional distress are as debilitating and agonizing as physical health problems.     According to the World Health Organization, mental health disorders are the fourth leading cause of ill health in Iraqis over the age of 5 years.     There is little doubt that years of political and social repression, punctuated by wars and followed by a post-war period characterized by interrupted and insufficient basic services, have taken their toll on the Iraqi people.

Mental health disorders and emotional distress are as debilitating and agonizing as physical health problems. According to the World Health Organization, mental health disorders are the fourth leading cause of ill health in Iraqis over the age of 5 years. There is little doubt that years of political and social repression, punctuated by wars and followed by a post-war period characterized by interrupted and insufficient basic services, have taken their toll on the Iraqi people.

Escaping the Islamic State frontlines:   Iraqi people flee the Islamic State stronghold of Mosul in al‐Samah neighborhood, Iraq.

Escaping the Islamic State frontlines: Iraqi people flee the Islamic State stronghold of Mosul in al‐Samah neighborhood, Iraq.

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