Scott Horton Interviews Dahr Jamail

Scott Horton, January 23, 2008

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IPS News reporter Dahr Jamail discusses current relations between the former Sunni insurgency, the Shia militias, Kurdish and government factions in Iraq, the humanitarian catastrophe and the danger to our troops in Iraq in event of war with Iran.

MP3 here. (39:42)

In late 2003, Weary of the overall failure of the US media to accurately report on the realities of the war in Iraq for the Iraqi people and US soldiers, Dahr Jamail went to Iraq to report on the war himself.

His dispatches were quickly recognized as an important media resource. He is now writing for the Inter Press Service, The Asia Times and many other outlets. His reports have also been published with The Nation, The Sunday Herald, Islam Online, the Guardian, Foreign Policy in Focus, and the Independent to name just a few. Dahr’s dispatches and hard news stories have been translated into French, Polish, German, Dutch, Spanish, Japanese, Portuguese, Chinese, Arabic and Turkish. On radio as well as television, Dahr reports for Democracy Now!, the BBC, and numerous other stations around the globe. Dahr is also special correspondent for Flashpoints.

Dahr has spent a total of 8 months in occupied Iraq as one of only a few independent US journalists in the country. In the MidEast, Dahr has also has reported from Syria, Lebanon and Jordan. Dahr uses the DahrJamailIraq.com website and his popular mailing list to disseminate his dispatches.

One Response to “Dahr Jamail”

  1. As long as Bernanke can keep printing $ it sounds like we will have some allies in Iraq. 82K x $300 = 24.6mil/mo. Chump change compared to what Bushco has poured into the Iraqi sinkhole since the invasion. Aside from Ron Paul and Kucinich, none of the current presidential aspirants plan to change US foreign policy. Our fearless leaders have precipitated America’s Waterloo when they decided to install its military in the Middle East on a permanent basis.

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