29 Aug 2010

Michael Otterman: Erasing Iraq

From Writers and Readers Festivals, 4:00 pm on 29 August 2010

In conversation with Sean Plunket, journalist and human rights consultant Michael Otterman explores the recent history of Iraq. Highly critical of what the USA has achieved since George W. Bush's proclamation of the end of hostilities in Iraq and the 'Mission Accomplished' message given seven years ago, Otterman focuses on the one million Iraqi dead, five million refugees, and what he considers the decimation of an entire culture and way of life. He argues that western governments and the mainstream media continue to ignore or play down the human costs of the war on Iraqi citizens who have provided many of the interviews featured in his book.

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