Mar 20, 2013 - A decade after Australia joined the invasion of Iraq, demands are still being made for an inquiry into the decision to go to war amid fears the nation could again be dragged into a future conflict in Asia or the Gulf.
Critics have also charged that Australia has ignored its responsibility for the wider impacts of the conflict, including the treatment of Iraqi refugees displaced by the continuing violence unleashed by the overthrow of Saddam Hussein.
The calls come as the nation withdraws its troops from Afghanistan, a far longer and more expensive conflict: two Australians died in Iraq, with 39 killed and 249 wounded in Afghanistan.
Both wars were opposed by most Australians. read more>>>