Scott Horton Interviews Patrick Cockburn
Patrick Cockburn, Middle East correspondent for The Independent, discusses the duplication of (illusory) successful U.S. strategies in Iraq for use in Afghanistan, the U.S. drone missile strikes that kill a few Taliban but anger millions of Pakistanis, Nouri al-Maliki’s continued assertion of Iraqi sovereignty and how the Iraqi Sunnis are squeezed between contradictory political pressures from Islamic radicals and the Iraqi government.
MP3 here. (25:00)
Patrick Cockburn was awarded the 2009 Orwell Prize for political writing in British journalism. He is the author of Muqtada Al-Sadr and the Battle for the Future of Iraq.