Dahr Jamail, author of The Will to Resist: Soldiers Who Refuse to Fight in Iraq and Afghanistan, discusses the nostalgia many Iraqi women have for the (relative) gender and religious tolerance in the Saddam Hussein era, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s firm grip on power despite the low functionality of Iraq’s government, loopholes in the US-Iraq Status of Forces Agreement that could extend the occupation beyond 2011 and the disastrous results of the US invasion of Iraq so far.
MP3 here. (26:22)
Dahr Jamail is an independent journalist and author of Beyond the Green Zone: Dispatches From an Unembedded Journalist in Occupied Iraq, and The Will to Resist: Soldiers Who Refuse to Fight In Iraq and Afghanistan. His Mideast dispatches can be found at his website, Alternet.org and Antiwar.com.