Robert Dreyfuss, author of The Dreyfuss Report blog for The Nation, discusses the conflict between Obama and Gen. Petraeus over an Afghanistan withdrawal timetable, why a left-right alliance is unlikely because of intransigence on domestic issues and disinterest in foreign policy, the shifting Iraqi political coalitions that may indicate another poor electoral showing for Shiite religious parties and why the shut-out of US oil companies vying for Iraqi oil contracts lessens the incentive for military occupation.
MP3 here. (29:40)
Robert Dreyfuss, a Nation contributing editor, is an investigative journalist in Alexandria, Virginia, specializing in politics and national security. He is the author of Devil’s Game: How the United States Helped Unleash Fundamentalist Islam and is a frequent contributor to Rolling Stone, The American Prospect, and Mother Jones.