Patrick Cockburn, intrepid Iraq-based investigative reporter, discusses the daily slaughter in Iraq, the Iraqi parliament’s vote for the U.S. to leave, recent attacks in the Green Zone, the factional differences and the “surge.”
Patrick Cockburn, Middle East correspondent of The Independent, has been visiting Iraq since 1978. He was awarded the 2005 Martha Gellhorn prize for war reporting in recognition of his writing on Iraq. He is the author of, his memoir, The Broken Boy (Jonathan Cape, 2005), and with Andrew Cockburn, Saddam Hussein: An American Obsession (Verso, 2000). His latest book, The Occupation: War, Resistance and Daily Life in Iraq is published by Verso in October 2006.