Wednesday, 19 March, 2008
- 19 Mar 08, 06:47 PM
Five years ago tonight, US bombers were preparing to attack targets in Baghdad. On the eve of the fifth anniversary of the war, a special Newsnight asks what went wrong, what have been the successes and what does the future hold for the country?
Jeremy Paxman will interview Tony Blair's former Chief of Staff, Jonathan Powell and we will have guests from Britain, Iraq and Washington, including Richard Perle, the high profile conservative who enthusiastically backed the war, and Charles Kennedy who opposed the war here in the UK.
Newsnight will follow the final 10 Days to War drama which tonight stars Kenneth Branagh as Colonel Tim Collins preparing his troops for battle.