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A podcast about the Iraq War.
15 Episodes
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Invading Iraq means never having to say you’re sorry. The end of Bush, the broken promise of Obama, and the rise of ISIS and Donald Trump. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The empire strikes back. As Iraq deteriorates into civil war, the Bush administration taps a new man to lead a new American strategy. Which means saying goodbye to an old friend. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The American public votes to give Bush another term, right before a big dose of buyers’ remorse. In Iraq, the new "democracy" struggles to get elections off the ground as the situation careens toward civil war. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Episode 7 - "#Resistance"

Episode 7 - "#Resistance"

2020-07-2701:00:52

Somehow not expecting it, the Americans now face an insurgency problem, as both Sunni and Shi'a militants emerge to kick us out. War crimes and atrocities in Fallujah, Sadr City and Abu Ghraib fuel the flames of anti-American resistance. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Episode 6 - "Year Zero"

Episode 6 - "Year Zero"

2020-07-2001:04:043

Welcome to the Green Zone, where America rules from Saddam’s old palace. The US occupation begins the destruction of Iraq, Rudy Giuliani almost becomes Viceroy, and Halliburton hunts and kills baby kittens. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Author Naomi Klein joins us to discuss the American exploitation-fest in Iraq, her own experience coming up during the Bush years, the rehabilitation of the Bush administration, and its continuities with the Trump gang. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The media episode, breaking down some of the journalistic fuck-ups and pundit idiocy that steered us toward war in Iraq. Featuring special guest Will Menaker. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Brendan and Noah survey the underwhelming landscape of Iraq War cinema with special guest Matt Christman. They dissect both Hollywood's hits and flops — neither of which were very good — and recommend very few flicks worth watching. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
America sends Colin Powell, Good Cop, to the UN for one last PR stunt before we invade Iraq. The portal to Gozer the Destructor is opened and the war begins. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Episode 3 - "Curveball"

Episode 3 - "Curveball"

2020-06-2901:01:132

September 11th gives America the perfect excuse to finish our hit job on Iraq. We put together the Bush administration's case for war — WMD and al-Qaeda — and take it apart piece by piece. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Before George W. Bush, there was Daddy Bush and Bill Clinton, who killed thousands of Iraqis and pushed the country to the brink of famine. The Gulf War, brutal sanctions, and the End of History. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In this first bonus episode, Noah talks to author and journalist Dahr Jamail, one of the few journalists who covered the occupation of Iraq, on the ground, without being embedded with the US military or its allies. Dahr is the author of “Beyond the Green Zone,” “The Will To Resist,” and “The Mass Destruction of Iraq.” See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Episode 1 - "Rosebud"

Episode 1 - "Rosebud"

2020-06-1558:448

We trace the origins of America’s perverse relationship with Iraq, from the Cold War to the Iran-Iraq War in the 80s. Assassinations, coups, counter-coups, and the rise of Saddam. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Brendan and Noah drag the Iraq War out of America’s memory hole to see how it shaped our hellworld today. Meet the rogues’ gallery of George W. Bush’s administration and Saddam Hussein’s family. Featuring special guests James Adomian and H. Jon Benjamin. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Iraq War did not take place. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Comments (2)

Nare Chitturi

where can I find the rest of the episodes

May 9th
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ID17224591

Love this! When’s the new episode coming out?

Apr 5th
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