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Discourses on Iraq and the Middle East

Discourses on Iraq and the Middle East

This video was recorded at MIT World Series: The Politics of Reconstructing Iraq. U.S. actions in Iraq get a thorough thrashing in this final chapter of the Reconstructing Iraq series. First, Yosef Jabareen sprints through editorial page cartoons from Arab print media, which represent the U.S. as immoral, abusive, greedy and above all, hegemonic. The drawings depict George Bush burning the world or swallowing up Arab nations, and a map of Iraq morphs into a division of the U.S. energy department. One cartoon shows the United Nations watching passively as the globe commits suicide. In these images, Arab leaders are corrupt puppets of U.S. policy and Iraqi insurgents are brutally oppressed heroes. Noam Chomsky paints his own cynical picture of the conflict in Iraq. "The U.S. goal … certainly... Show More

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