Historian and journalist Gareth Porter discusses the reasoning behind the government’s lies that Iran has been supplying the bombs that are killing G.I.s in Iraq, the likely consequences of backing the Iran factions, SCIRI and Dawa even as the U.S. gives up fighting the Sunni insurgents and have begun to arm them.
MP3 here. (32:54)
Gareth Porter was co-director of the Indochina Resource Center, an antiwar lobbying organization in Washington, DC, from 1974 to 1976. He has written about negotiated settlements of wars in Vietnam, Cambodia, and the Philippines and is the author of Perils of Dominance: Imbalance of Power and the Road to War in Vietnam. He is a reporter for IPS News and writes regularly for the American Prospect.