Scott Horton Interviews Patrick Cockburn

Scott Horton, June 24, 2009

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Patrick Cockburn, Middle East correspondent for The Independent, discusses the emphatically relative phrase “Baghdad is better,” imminent U.S. withdraw from Iraqi cities, former Sunni insurgents – gone mainstream – that can’t go back again, the status of Kurdish post-invasion land grabs and the awarding of Iraqi oil contracts to foreign corporations.

MP3 here. (28:22)

Patrick Cockburn was awarded the 2009 Orwell Prize for political writing in British journalism. He is the Middle East correspondent for The Independent and a frequent contributor to Cockburn is the author of The Occupation: War, resistance and daily life in Iraq and Muqtada Al-Sadr and the Battle for the Future of Iraq.

One Response to “Patrick Cockburn”

  1. A very sober review of the war in Iraq,thankyou Scott and Patrick.Only Mogadishu is more violent…..a damning indictment of the`work `done to free a country of a dictator.[or take its oil,or create mayhem in the middle east,or keep the price of oil way high,whatever the reason]

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