Talk:Iraq War

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Former good article nominee Iraq War was a good articles nominee, but did not meet the good article criteria at the time. There are suggestions below for improving the article. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
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Date Process Result
September 1, 2006 Good article nominee Not listed
February 14, 2007 Good article nominee Not listed
Current status: Former good article nominee


The lead section of this article is the same of the Iraq War (2003–11). I don't think that is good at all. Someone should change that. Peace out! Coltsfan (talk) 12:30, 2 September 2016 (UTC)

Hi @Coltsfan: we have a whole discussion about what the scope of this article should be above. If you have any comment it's appreciated. -Darouet (talk) 13:43, 2 September 2016 (UTC)
I was the one that changed the lead of Iraq War (2003–11). As Darouet suggests, it's because of the recent discussions on the scope of this article. You're right that it's not good, I'm just waiting on the scope discussion to close and then depending on the result I'll either change the lead of this article to include events beyond 2011, or I'll change Iraq War (2003–11) back to the way it was when the topic was Iraqi insurgency (2003–11). --Cerebellum (talk) 18:03, 2 September 2016 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done Iraq War (2003–11) moved back to Iraqi insurgency (2003–11), and info in this article on events after 2011 consolidated. --Cerebellum (talk) 19:40, 18 September 2016 (UTC)
Have proposed it in the first place, I know think it was a mistake to turn this into an umbrella article. Perhaps such an article could be created separately but in the mean time I support Cerebellum's decision. I do however have another proposal (there's a link to it below). Charles Essie (talk) 21:01, 14 October 2016 (UTC)


There is a discussion taking place here that might effect this page. Charles Essie (talk) 21:01, 14 October 2016 (UTC)

Other name[edit]

It's also known as the Second Gulf War. (AlexanderShatolv (talk) 13:44, 4 November 2016 (UTC))

See the footnote to the first sentence. --jpgordon𝄢𝄆 𝄐𝄇 14:22, 4 November 2016 (UTC)


@Thucydides411: for adding the PLOS study, with asterisks to indicate total deaths due to conflict. In the discussion of the PLOS paper, they actually provide some commentary on why their finding may well be an underestimate, compared to the Lancet papers. They indicate that family break-up and emigration, which especially affect those in the most hard-hit areas, is one cause. Another is the passage of time, or political factors including fear of retaliation. -Darouet (talk) 20:41, 3 January 2017 (UTC)