Monday, June 30, 2008

TomDispatch: Mega-Bases in Iraq

TomDispatch: Mega-Bases in Iraq:

"TomDispath blogger Tom Engelhardt on the mega-bases and super-embassy in Iraq, and why mainstream media won't report about these small cities."

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The Bases Are Loaded: US Permanent Military Presence in Iraq:

"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.

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Here's another interview with Tom on the bases in Iraq

Conversation with TomDispatch editor, Tom Engelhardt:

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