Hannah Gurman, author of the Salon.com article “The Iraq withdrawal: An Orwellian success,” discusses the U.S. deliberations on Iraq’s future that fail to ask what Iraqis want, measuring the outcome of war in terms of “success” rather than victory or defeat, how Iraq’s inability to form a parliament is delaying the approval of lucrative oil contracts and why the Sons of Iraq who were never integrated into the army are returning to the insurgency.
MP3 here. (23:21)
Hannah Gurman is an assistant professor at NYU’s Gallatin School. She is currently working on a book about the history of counterinsurgency in American foreign policy.