Scott Horton Interviews Patrick Cockburn

Scott Horton, August 26, 2010

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Patrick Cockburn, Middle East correspondent for The Independent, discusses the revival of al-Qaeda in Iraq (and its minimal relation to bin Laden’s group), how the Sadrists are the only grass roots political movement in Iraq, how Prime Minister Maliki’s grip on power is an impediment to a coalition government and why the decisive outcome of Iraq’s civil war greatly decreases the chance of another major conflict.

MP3 here. (16:56)

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.

4 Responses to “Patrick Cockburn”

  1. I just requested the Muqtada book by Mr. Cockburn from the library and then I thought, "I bet Scott has a new interview of his up." BAM! Here it is. Thanks for the very timely interview Scott.

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