Gareth Porter, author of the article “Generals Seek to Reverse Obama Withdrawal Decision”, discusses the rift within the military on the issue of troop withdrawal from Iraq, the apparent attempt by Robert Gates and Generals Petraeus and Odierno to undermine Obama’s planned Iraq withdrawal timeline, the NIE Iran report and the Iranian nuclear hedging strategy and the fight over control of the foreign policy narrative and who ultimately is to blame for historical failure.
MP3 here. (55:29)
Gareth Porter is an independent historian and journalist and frequent contributor to the Inter Press Service News Agency (ipsnews.net). His articles can also be found at Antiwar.com/porter.