Thursday, April 9, 2009

“We Didn’t Create a Paradise in Iraq, We Created a Hell”–Independent Journalist Nir Rosen on 6th Anniversary of US Overthrow of Saddam Hussein

Democracy Now!
With Amy Goodman

".....Obama did not travel beyond the US military base. Time magazine wrote: “In style, substance and photo ops, Obama”s unannounced stopover in Baghdad was straight out of the Bush playbook." His visit came as nearly forty people were killed in a series of bombings around Baghdad. The Guardian newspaper of London wrote “The wave of attacks [were] the largest number of bombs in one day in almost two years."

For more we are joined by independent journalist Nir Rosen who is just back from Iraq. He has covered the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2003. He is a fellow at the NYU Center on Law and Security, as well as the New America Foundation......"

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