Aneesh Raman

Aneesh Raman, CNN’s Middle East correspondent, from Baghdad, discusses Blackwater’s and other mercenaries’ impunity in Iraq and the farce of Iraqi and for that matter American sovereignty over their behavior and the possibility of war with Iran and why it’s a bad idea.

MP3 here. (14:00)

Aneesh Raman is CNN’s Middle East correspondent, based in the network’s Cairo Bureau, a position he has held since November 2006. Prior to moving to Cairo, Raman was based in Baghdad as a correspondent from June 2005. While there, Raman extensively covered the on-going conflict in the region, including the political process, the trial, verdict and sentencing of Saddam Hussein. He was also embedded with US forces and reported on the impact on the Iraqi people of the nation’s on-going struggle.