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The Tragic Legacy of the Iraq War / Murtaza Hussain


For Americans, the war was experienced very much almost like a video game. It was on television, there was selected clips released of footage that was almost depicted like disembodied figures sitting around a screen blowing up and so forth. It wasn't really real flesh and blood: there wasn't smell, sound, feelings of conflict experienced directly. And the media played a very important role in actually proselytizing that image of war to the public. So that's still to this day how most how people think of war, they kind of think of it as distanced and in a video game.

We welcome Murtaza Hussain, a reporter at The Intercept who focuses on national security and foreign policy to discuss the horrendous aftermath of the Iraq War

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Murtaza Hussain

Murtaza Hussain is a journalist and political commentator now working for The Intercept. His work focuses on human rights, foreign policy and cultural affairs. Murtaza's work has appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, The Globe and Mail, Salon and elsewhere.


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