Robert Fisk on how Iraq is about to explode
From Democracy Now
We are joined on the phone by Robert Fisk, reporter for the London Independent. In an article published this week, Fisk predicted that Iraq was on the edge of explosion.
He writes “watching any Western television station in Baghdad these days is like tuning in to Planet Mars. Doesn’t Blair realise that Iraq is about to implode? Doesn’t Bush realise this? The American-appointed “government” controls only parts of Baghdad – and even there its ministers and civil servants are car-bombed and assassinated.
Baquba, Samara, Kut, Mahmoudiya, Hilla, Fallujah, Ramadi, all are outside government authority. Iyad Allawi, the “Prime Minister,” is little more than mayor of Baghdad. “Some journalists,” Blair announces, “almost want there to be a disaster in Iraq.” He doesn’t’ get it. The disaster exists now.”
Listen to the interview at Information Clearing House