Glenn Greenwald, former constitutional litigator, renowned blogger and author of A Tragic Legacy discusses John McCain’s so-called “misstatement” in trying to foist the neocon talking point that Iran backs al Qaeda in Iraq against U.S. interests there, the major media’s refusal to call him out for it since they love him so very much, the fact that McCain would still have been at least wrong even if he had simply blamed Iran for training “extremists” of any description besides that of the U.S. supported Iraqi government itself, and the recent victory against immunity for the telecoms who conspired with the government to break the law and wiretap Americans without warrants.
MP3 here. (19:35)
Glenn Greenwald was previously a constitutional law and civil rights litigator in New York. He is the author of the New York Times bestselling book How Would a Patriot Act?, a critique of the Bush administration’s use of executive power, released in May 2006. His brand new book is A Tragic Legacy.