Gareth Porter

Combat Troops Will Be Staying in Iraq


Gareth Porter, independent historian and journalist for Inter Press Service, discusses the latest campaign promise broken by Barack Obama, the semantic removal of U.S. combat troops from Iraq by calling them “advisory and assistance” brigades and Obama’s inability to say “no” to the military or to be truthful about his equivocations.

MP3 here. (21:06)

Gareth Porter’s articles appear on the Huffington Post, Inter Press Service News Agency and on

2 thoughts on “Gareth Porter”

  1. I told Samantha Powers at NetrootsNation in summer 08 that Obama wouldn’t pull troops out of Iraq. My arguement was that he would be too scared to do it in case all hell broke loose after the U.S. military left. Oh, no, no, no, she said. Heh.

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