Historian and investigative reporter Gareth Porter discusses the many strong indications that Bush/Cheney have known about the “new” intelligence indicating Iran had abandoned their nuclear weapons program (such as it was, which was virtually nothing at all) in 2003 since at least early 2007, Cheney and his War Party’s conspiracy theories about all who prove them wrong, the battle between the intelligence agencies and the White House, the origin of the lies about Iranian involvement in Iraq and the EFPs, the weakening of Cheney’s position, the victory of the Iranian moderates on the nuclear and Iraqi intervention issues and their government’s (at least former) willingness to deal with us.
MP3 here. (31:35)
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.