Scott Horton Interviews Michael Hastings

Scott Horton, January 22, 2010

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Michael Hastings, author of the article “The Day Democracy Died in Iraq,” discusses US withdrawal plans that are hinged on an orderly Iraqi election in March, the surge’s failure to effect Sunni/Shia political reconciliation, Ahmed Chalabi’s involvement in banning Sunni and secular candidates and why the promise of military aid will likely guarantee Iraqi acceptance of US forces remaining beyond 2011.

MP3 here. (39:41)

Michael Hastings is the author of I Lost My Love in Baghdad: A Modern War Story. In 2008, he covered the U.S. presidential elections for Newsweek, and before that he was the magazine’s Baghdad correspondent. His articles have appeared in GQ, Slate, Salon, Foreign Policy, the LA Times, and other publications. His blog The Hastings Report focuses on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and other foreign policy topics.

3 Responses to “Michael Hastings”

  1. Same as the us,1 side in power forever.The 300 years of 1 side rule came to an end,with repub.Brown winning the senate seat in Mass.Will we see the fighting in congress,like some of the middle east countries?They just get up + have fist fights,when they don't agree.Better than watching a movie.Can't wait to see Pelosi,Clinton,Reid,Gates + many more go down swinging. johnny c

  2. How can democracy die in Iraq when it has never lived?

  3. Lest anyone forget, it was an Israeli agent of influence who conned Americans by promoting Chalabi's fake intelligence.

    "Perle, of course, was the most prominent and aggressive advocate of Chalabi, dubbed the “Jay Gatsby of Iraq” for his social life and financial scandals, as the leader of a new Iraq."

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