Michael Hastings


Michael Hastings, author of the infamous article “The Runaway General” in Rolling Stone magazine, discusses the seeming resolution of Iraq’s incredibly lengthy government-formation process; the firm Shi’ite grip on power and long-term marginalization of Sunnis (exemplified by their go-to man in government, the Shia Ayad Allawi); Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki’s conflicted and complicated relationship with Iran; and the remarkably successful Gen. Petraeus Iraq surge (narrative).

MP3 here. (17:01)

Michael Hastings is the author of I Lost My Love in Baghdad: A Modern War Story. In 2008, he covered the U.S. presidential elections for Newsweek, and before that he was the magazine’s Baghdad correspondent. His articles have appeared in GQ, Slate, Salon, Foreign Policy, the LA Times, and other publications. His blog The Hastings Report focuses on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and other foreign policy topics.

5 thoughts on “Michael Hastings”

  1. Iraq is a fiasco. The most important thing to remember is the same clowns are pushing for a repeat fiasco in Iran. We need to identify the people like Krystol, Bolton, Joe Lieberman, Chuch Schulmer who will have us start another war. These people have to be questioned if they actually put the USA interest behind other interests. We need to avoid another blunder of a war of choice by people who profit from the wrong choice. IT is time to cut lose that nation in the middle east that clearly has too big of a military. The last 7 military conflict that nation was involved in were stated by aggression by that nation. That nation has never been attacked other than 1973 which was the direct reaction to the 1967 that they clearly stated and stole so much of other nations land.

  2. What do people like Krystol, Bolton, Joe Lieberman, Charles Schumer, etc. have in common ? They are all neo-cons . The definition of a neo-con is being an Israeli-firster (aka Zionist warmonger) . Why doesn't Barry Soetoro (aka Barack Obama) &Co. pull the plug on ALL 'foreign aid' worldwide ? It just might reduce tensions in the Middle East by reducing the size and strength of the Israeli war machine . __

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