Scott Horton on Gates’ Retirement

Eric Garris, August 24, 2010

Iran’s PressTV interviewed Antiwar Radio’s Scott Horton on the announced retirement of Pentagon Chief Robert Gates.

Scott appeared with former US ambassador Edward Peck and MediaChannel.org’s Danny Schechter. On the program, each of the three responded to each question, so Scott’s answers are throughout the 25-minute program.






  • David G.

    Of course he's entitled to an off day like all the rest of us, but claiming that Gates et al. "just like killing people" makes Scott sound like just another silly demagogue.

    Which is a pity, because he's capable of much more than that.

    • Bob Sale

      No way! Scott is brilliant at the second bit where he opines on where Gates may end up after leaving DefSec. Awesome. Good for Scott.

    • Bob Bogus

      Hey Ding Dong, wake up and smell the corpses. YOU think your rulers aren't blood thirsty monsters? A million dead Iraqis can't be wrong!

      It's high time that sheeple like you to woke up!

  • Bob Sale

    I totally dig this. Scott rules.

    • Bob Sale

      Okay, I admit I'm a SH groupie of sorts — been listening to every one of his programs for a couple years at least. I don't even agree with him all of the time, but the guy alone is worth every dime that comes into AW (well, at least a large portion of it). He brings together all of the freedom literature, all of the freedom theorists, and all of the common sense conclusions that reasonable beings eventually have to admit, and presents them in a fashion that average Americans can understand. He's the guy next door who annoys the hell out of you with his skateboard but who you know is a genius that you ought to pay attention to.

      Kudos, Scott; kudos Antiwar.com. My measly hundred bucks this quarter is money well spent. Sure beats the thousands I've dumped over the years on churches that can't keep themselves from thanking in prayer, "Our troops who provide and protect our freedom." I'll retire to Bedlam.

      • Paul Alexander

        Here, here!

  • Bob Sale

    Okay, I admit I'm a SH groupie of sorts — been listening to every one of his programs for a couple years at least. I don't even agree with him all of the time, but the guy alone is worth every dime that comes into AW (well, at least a large portion of it). He brings together all of the freedom literature, all of the freedom theorists, and all of the common sense conclusions that reasonable beings eventually have to admit, and presents them in a fashion that average Americans can understand. He's the guy next door who annoys the hell out of you with his skateboard but who you know is a genius that you ought to pay attention to.

    Kudos, Scott; kudos Antiwar.com. My measly hundred bucks this quarter is money well spent. Sure beats the thousands I've dumped over the years on churches that can't keep themselves from thanking in prayer, "Our troops who provide and protect our freedom." I'll retire to Bedlam.

  • theothercanada

    Setting the stage and hoping to fool American "voters" for another term.

  • Druthers

    I think Scott is right. Gates is preparing his future. He see the Afghanistan occupation tanking and wants out before the final agony, or who knows, if there is a Republican president in 2012 this pink faced tot has out lived Rumsfeld and even Cheney in a nest of rattle snakes.

  • marko

    HA HA EFFIN HA Enjoy your fantasy.

    I really dislike the bitter aftertaste.

  • liberranter

    "Retirement" is definitely the WRONG word to use here. All Gates is doing is moving from one sinecure to another, just like all of the other ruling elite hacks. His tenure as SecDef probably paid him "only" something in the high six-figure range; his next gig will probably easily come with a seven or eight-figure salary, plus perks.

    For this murderous criminal assclown to use the word "retirement" in announcing his "job" change is an insult to every working stiff who leaves the workforce broken and broke, at an age in which they're incapable of functioning productively any longer.

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  • eb7

    President Obama should replace Secretary of Defense Gates with Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahoo. This will ensure that the foreign policy of our great American Democracy will continue to follow a solid Israeli, neocon, Zionists philosophy.

  • janeblakenship

    That will be a bad news for some who believe with him.

    jane

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