Patrick Cockburn, Middle East correspondent for The Independent, discusses the greatly diminished news coverage of Iraq, the al-Maliki regime’s authoritarian behavior, the fate of Iraq’s ethnic and religious minorities and indications that Iraq’s national culture – if not the country itself – is dying.
MP3 here. (32:03)
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 CounterPunch.org. 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.