The United States of America and her “coalition of the willing” Militarily occupies Iraq today, but Iraq, earlier known as Mesopotamia has had a violent past. Many armies have buried their dead in this land. The Greeks, Romans, Ottomans and British have all fought here. This land has played a large part in Bible history and is prophesied to play an even bigger part in the future. Live Science has the top ten battles for the control of Iraq. It’s a quick, interesting history lesson.