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Naomi Klein: "Iraq Is the Classic Example of The Shock Doctrine" [VIDEO]

Klien, author of "The Shock Doctrine" joins Keith Olbermann on "Countdown" to discuss the phenomenon of "disaster capitalism" and how it applies to Iraq.
Keith talks to Naomi Klein about her book The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism and how disaster capitalism has worked in Iraq, Katrina, and past military coups to push through extreme economic practices which privatize everything and gut social programs and government agencies against the will of the general populations of the countries in which the disasters occur. In Iraq right now you have "a corporate takeover with guns," says Olbermann. "It's looting," says Klein. Check out the video to your right for more.
Adam Howard is the editor of PEEK.
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