Juan Cole

The State of Iraq

[audio:http://awr.dissentradio.com/09_03_24_cole.mp3]

Juan Cole, Professor of History at the University of Michigan, discusses the humanitarian crisis caused by the U.S. invasion of Iraq, the Arab/Kurd disagreement over national governmental authority in Iraq, how U.S. air support and logistics will remain even if ground forces withdraw, the relatively large contingent of Islamic-majority countries that are unofficial U.S. allies and the misinformation at the heart of most anti-Islam rhetoric.

MP3 here. (37:24)

Juan Cole is the author of Engaging the Muslim World. He is a Professor of History at the University of Michigan and writes the “Informed Comment” blog at Juancole.com.

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