Victory in Mosul; nooses in Philadelphia
July 11, 2017
Guests: Tim Arango, Steven Cook, Imani Perry
Iraqi forces recaptured Mosul this week, driving out the last ISIS fighters. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared victory against the jihadists after the nine month battle to retake the city. But in the process thousands of civilians were killed, 920,000 people displaced and much of the city left in ruins. We start this hour looking at the battle for Mosul, what was accomplished, and what’s next for Iraq. We’ll also discuss what this loss means for the Islamic State. TIM ARANGO, Baghdad bureau chief for The New York Times joins us along with STEVEN COOK, senior fellow for Middle East and African studies for the Council on Foreign Relations. Then, we’ll talk about the recent spate of racist vandalism, specifically, the use of nooses to intimidate black Americans, including a recent incident at the Mint in Philadelphia. We’ll talk with IMANI PERRY, professor of African American studies at Princeton University.