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Patrick Cockburn

Patrick Cockburn (pronounced coburn) is an Irish journalist who has been a Middle East correspondent for the Financial Times and the Independent since 1979. Among the most experienced commentators on Iraq, he was one of the few journalist to remain in Baghdad during the first Gulf War. As of 2003, he is currently based in Jerusalem for the Independent but has also been filing reports on the US-led occupation of Iraq from Iraq.

Cockburn was born in Scotland and grew up in County Cork, Ireland. His father was the well-known socialist author and journalist Claud Cockburn.

Cockburn has two brothers, Alexander Cockburn and Andrew Cockburn who are also journalists.

Cockburn's most recent book is Out of the Ashes: The Resurrection of Saddam Hussein, written together with Andrew Cockburn.

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