Gareth Porter discusses the impending bombing of Iran, the false accusations about Iranian involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan, how the casus belli has been changed from their nuclear program to the “EFPs” being used in Iraq due to the Joint Chief’s opposition and how the neocons continue to push through their agenda due primarily to the failure of Condoleezza Rice to check Dick Cheney.
MP3 here. (36:58)
Dr. Gareth Porter is an investigative historian and journalist on U.S. national security policy who has been independent since a brief period of university teaching in the 1980s. Dr. Porter is the author of four books, the latest of which is Perils of Dominance: Imbalance of Power and the Road to War in Vietnam (University of California Press, 2005). He has written regularly for Inter Press Service on U.S. policy toward Iraq and Iran since 2005.
Dr. Porter was both a Vietnam specialist and an anti-war activist during the Vietnam War and was Co-Director of Indochina Resource Center in Washington. Dr. Porter taught international studies at City College of New York and American University. He was the first Academic Director for Peace and Conflict Resolution in the Washington Semester program at American University.