This interview was conducted by Antiwar Radio producer Angela Keaton.
Robert Dreyfuss, author of The Dreyfuss Report blog for The Nation, discusses Time Magazine’s graphic warning of “what happens if we leave Afghanistan,” right-wing commentators who suddenly give a damn about the rights of women, a reminder that the (relative) paragon of Middle East gender equality was prewar Iraq, Obama’s unwillingness to choose either escalation or withdrawal and why dramatic societal changes will take generations to unfold in Afghanistan.
MP3 here. (20:48)
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.