Scott Horton Interviews Jim Lobe

Scott Horton, March 26, 2009

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Jim Lobe, Washington Bureau Chief for Inter Press Service, discusses the new Robert Kagan/William Kristol think-tank Foreign Policy Initiative, how a relatively small number of neocons use their positions in media as an echo chamber to increase their influence and his view of the ideological similarity between isolationists and neoconservatives.

MP3 here. (15:52)

Jim Lobe is best known for his coverage of U.S. foreign policy, particularly the neo-conservative influence in the Bush administration. The Washington Bureau Chief of the international news agency Inter Press Service (IPS), Lobe has also written for Foreign Policy In Focus, Alternet, Tompaine.com, and was featured in BBC and ABC television documentaries about motivations for the US invasion of Iraq. His articles appear regularly on Antiwar.com.

4 Responses to “Jim Lobe”

  1. Good morning Mr. Horton. I enjoy your radio interviews. I am a Christian Post-millenialist and a Constitutionalist. You might say a Christian Libertarian with our triune God as Liberty’s dictator. Your interview with Mr. Lobe reminded me of the following quote, “History has never been dominated by majorities, but only by dedicated minorities who stand unconditionally on their faith.” R. J. Rushdoony

    The neoconservtive group is a minority but their faith is making history…..and continues to drive the US Imperialist empire into destruction.

    Thanks for all you do. Have a great day.

  2. Good interview…you should have Lobe come back and talk specifically about the “neo-liberals” in the Obama administration.

  3. I didn’t listen to the interview but just finished the John Ehrman book about neoconservatives and you all can call them neos conservative or liberal but there is one common feature of their motives. They are all racist/zionist israeli-firsters in the U.S., israel and abroad in the world and they are bent, pun intended, toward one goal: complete destruction of that which all the rest of the world holds dear with the replacement of their power-mad domination. And woe betide those of us who don’t go along!

    Regards,

    Maryam Fritsch

  4. I second Bill R’s idea.

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