Legacy of Iraq war: Blast walls and a divided society

The barricades and checkpoints which surround Baghdad are still proof of one definite legacy of the invasion of Iraq - the resumption of the oldest conflict in Islam between Sunni and Shia.

Military patrols through central Baghdad
Military patrols through central Baghdad Credit: ITV News

Speaking to ITV News, Iraq's former Prime Minister Ayad Allawi gave a bleak assessment of the state of his nation. He admitted society was divided, there was an inability to face the problems of terror and violence along with a lack of power-sharing.

Today, the Iraqis are still waiting for a bright new future. In the meantime, the legacy of Operation Iraqi Freedom is bigotry and blast walls, as our International Correspondent John Irvine reports.