Seventy percent of Iraq’s doctors are reported to have fled the war-torn country in the face of death threats and kidnappings. Those who remain live in fear, often in conditions close to house arrest. Dahr Jamail and Jason Coppola speak with doctors in a Baghdad hospital about life during war and occupation.
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A fisherman in Baghdad speaks to Dahr Jamail and Jason Coppola in the shadow of the massive new US embassy on the Tigris River about life during occupation.
As the UN calls for a vigorous investigation into a U.S. air raid that killed at least 15 women and children in Iraq, Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! interviews Dahr Jamail about his new book Beyond the Green Zone: Dispatches from an Unembedded Journalist in Occupied Iraq. Includes discussion of how Dahr got his start as a war correspondent as well as his past reporting on issues like the 2004 attacks on Fallujah, the U.S. use of white phosphorous weapons, the role of Iran in Iraq and much more.
Will the U.S. ever leave Iraq? Official policy promises an eventual departure, while warning of the dire consequences of a “premature” withdrawal. But while Washington equivocates, facts on the ground tell another story. Independent journalist Dahr Jamail, and author Chalmers Johnson, are discovering that military bases in Iraq are being consolidated from over a hundred to a handful of “megabases” with lavish amenities. Much of what is taking place is obscured by denials and quibbles over the definition of “permanent.” The Bases Are Loaded covers a wide range of topics. Gary Hart, James Goldsborough, Nadia Keilani, Raed Jarrar, Bruce Finley Kam Zarrabi and Mark Rudd all add their observations about the extent and purpose of the bases in Iraq.