Charlie Rose tries to understand Iraq

March 26, 2008 | By | 1 Reply More

Charlie Rose is having such a difficult time listening to his guests, because he has so obviously bought into the standard mainstream media view on the Iraq conflict (which is essentially the view developed by the Bush Administration).   He appears simultaneously ignorant yet preachy as two men with genuine familiarity with the people of Iraq repeatedly burst his bubble. 

This segment is well worth watching to hear the guests (Ali Fadhil and Sinan Antoon) uttering such an impressive stream of simple truths about Iraq.  Lesson number one:  what we call “Iraq” has little resemblance to the country the U.S. purportedly attempted to “liberate.”  We’ve made a shambles of Iraq.

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Category: Iraq, Media, The Middle East, War

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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  1. grumpypilgrim says:

    Speaking of Iraq, the news reported this past weekend that massive chaos erupted in Iraq, with dozens of people killed and hundreds injured. Amazingly, Bush used the incident to declare that his troop surge was working, because, he said, the violence was directed at Iraqis and not at the American occupation troops. I can't help but be astonished by Bush's rose-tinted glasses and the neo-con capacity for revisionist history.

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