Scott Horton Interviews Gareth Porter

Scott Horton, January 11, 2008

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IPS News reporter Gareth Porter discusses the unraveling of the War Party’s inflated claims about the recent “confrontation” in the Persian Gulf, the scam behind the hype and the bi-polar policy that has the U.S. still backing Iran in Iraq in spite of all the contradictions.

MP3 here. (17:22)

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.

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