Gareth Porter discusses his recent article “How Tenet Betrayed the CIA on WMD in Iraq,” the revelations in Ron Suskind’s book, the systemic cherry-picking of intelligence to justify the decision to invade Iraq, George Tenet’s priorities, Doug Feith’s possible involvement in the forgeries and the schism between America’s imperial intentions and outcomes.
MP3 here. (23:55)
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.