Patrick CockburnPatrick Cockburn
) is an Irish
journalist who has been a Middle East
correspondent for the Financial Times
and the Independent
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
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.