What we aren’t hearing about Iraq

Dahr Jamail, author of the stunning book Beyond the Green Zone, takes questions from firedoglake blog readers in the US.

Despite the mainstream media recently reporting that Fallujah was on the way to recovery, a reality check from Jamail:

Fallujah today remains largely destroyed. I have an Iraqi colleague who I continue to do stories with for Inter Press Service. He lives in Fallujah. He estimates there is about 80 percent unemployment there today, there continue to be sporadic attacks on occupation forces, and entire neighborhoods remain without electricity or water. Nightly curfews continue, as do vehicle bans throughout the city.

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