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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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Use <s> and </s> (aka. strikeout) when each of these are done:
Give full information for references that are currently only links to sources
More detail about humanitarian projects throughout the conflict by U.S. troops and private organizations.
Remove as much bias as possible and site sources. One example is in the 5th paragraph from the top which starts with "Some U.S. officials accused..." Which officials? Also, the report cited at the end of that sentence is intended to dispel the myth of Iraq's direct connection (the "smoking gun") to Al-Qaida, but the sentence does not address that the report confirms direct connections between Saddam's regime to other terrorist groups and its perception of the West (namely, America) as its enemy. The appearance of bias comes from the omission of the proven fact that the Hussein regime was directly connected to terrorist groups who viewed America as an enemy. (This can be read in the cited source.) This entire Wiki entry comes off as argumentative (arguing that this was a war of agression by Western powers against Iraq) and not as unbiased. This is just one glaring example. Please remove this bias or remove this entry. Thanks.
One thing that I think would be extremely relevant would be a timeline of important events; they have much of the information needed for it in the article itself, but it would be easier to read and comprehend if it was contained in a timeline.
I also think it should clarify whether there are still U.S. troops in Iraq and what their purpose is there if they are still occupying parts of Iraq. --Tarzane (talk) 04:03, 11 September 2012 (UTC)
Update/correct civilian casualties. Estimates off by several hundred thousand. Ideally use a source other than a media article.
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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)
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)
@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)