Scott Horton Interviews Robert Dreyfuss

Scott Horton, October 20, 2010

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Robert Dreyfuss, author of The Dreyfuss Report blog for The Nation, discusses why the U.S. is scared of Moqtada al-Sadr’s participation in an Iraqi coalition government, how the prolonged political stalemate threatens to fracture Iraqi society and why the U.S. must use long-neglected diplomatic skills and play nice with Pakistan and Iran to achieve peaceful resolutions in Afghanistan and Iraq.

MP3 here. (21:54)

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.

4 Responses to “Robert Dreyfuss”

  1. Mr. Dreyfuss places much too much emphasis on the necessity of the US in brokering a deal in Afghanistan. He's concerned that it might turn back into a civil war? Is that worse than the current status quo? And can anyone seriously guarantee a deal that won't prevent the feared civil war? And his spite for Muqtada Al-Sadr because he is and has always been anti-American is ridiculous. I don't know if Mr. Dreyfuss realizes this but the US invaded Iraq and there was bound to be some people who weren't necessarily all giggles about them being there.

  2. Dreyfuss needs to comprehend the source of all the instability in the Middle East is directly or
    indirectly attributable to American government's irresponsible policies.

  3. Not that there aren't other reasons to not be enamored with Al-Sadr.

  4. Nearly all the problems of the Middle East can be traced back to the partition of the Ottoman Empire.

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