Jason Ditz and Kelley B. Vlahos


Antiwar.com’s Jason Ditz and Kelley B. Vlahos discuss Obama’s substitution of meaningless buzzwords for unpleasant truths in his “Operation Iraqi Freedom is over” speech, the media’s fixation on Iraq’s “cell phone index” to measure progress while ignoring water and electricity shortages, why nobody bothers to mention that Iraqi politics are dominated by Shia fundamentalists and how the Iraqi Army State Department will step up as the Pentagon stands down.

MP3 here. (20:13)

Jason Ditz is managing news editor of Antiwar.com.

Kelley Beaucar Vlahos, a Washington, D.C.-based freelance writer, is a longtime political reporter for FoxNews.com, a contributing editor at The American Conservative magazine and featured Antiwar.com columnist. She is also a Washington correspondent for Homeland Security Today magazine.

2 thoughts on “Jason Ditz and Kelley B. Vlahos”

  1. Thanks for infusing "reality on the ground" in Iraq to the rosy illusion Obama is attempting to create with his Operation Iraqi Freedom mission accomplished speech.

    According to Congressman Ron Paul's Sept 1 press release (http://eon.businesswire.com/news/eon/20100901006239/en) 9000 special ops personnel trained in assassinations will still be left in Iraq along with the 50,000 (relabeled) troops. I believe that this is the most sinister aspect of the USA post-withdrawal strategy. Her imperial intention to continue to dominate is so transparent.

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