Scott Horton Interviews Robert Parry

Scott Horton, May 13, 2010

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Robert Parry, founder of ConsortiumNews.com, discusses new evidence that Ronald Reagan’s 1980 presidential campaign struck a deal with Iran to extend the hostage crisis until after the election, quid pro quo arms deals between US-proxy Israel and Iran prior to the Iran Contra scandal, the heavy CIA influence in Reagan’s campaign and subsequent administration and why George H.W. Bush was much more “in the loop” than he admits.

MP3 here. (30:51)

Robert Parry is an investigative journalist who won the George Polk Award in 1984 for reporting on the Iran-Contra affair and uncovering Oliver North’s involvement in it. He is the founder and editor of ConsortiumNews.com and author of Neck Deep: The Disastrous Presidency of George W. Bush, Trick or Treason: The October Surprise Mystery and Secrecy & Privilege: Rise of the Bush Dynasty from Watergate to Iraq.

6 Responses to “Robert Parry”

  1. [...] October Surprise 1980 Robert Parry interviewed by Scott Horton [...]

  2. This is such a critical but seldom talked about issue, I would have liked to have heard much more from Mr. Parry. Hopefully he will be back on the show again soon!

  3. How can Parry tell Hamilton was "dumbfounded"; he acts that way all the time?

    Hamilton is a professional cover up artist on the Democratic side. It amazes me–well not anymore I guess-that so many progressives will actually violate the Chomsky Commandment against the "C" word vis a vis Iran-Contra, and cannot find a problem with Hamilton serving as co-chair of the so-called 911 Commission. He helped cover up Iran Contra, folks!

  4. It is sad the way many people accept the premise that the 9/11 Commission acted in good faith. We are supposed to believe they had no idea about the interrogation tapes. That they were as shocked as the public when it was revealed that there were tapes but they were destroyed. That they were shocked that the interrogation transcripts of high level detainees were obtained by way of "harsh interrogation methods."

    Should we conclude that the entire IC investigation would have turned out differently if Barcella had done a better job of keeping Hamilton in the loop? Come on, this is the (im)plausible deniability rationale.

    "Moving on for the good of the country" is one of the most dishonest talking points put forth by government officials. Nobody should confuse the good of the country with secretive, criminal acts by government officials who in fact betrayed the public.

  5. Hamilton is an insider tasked with being the hatchet man to bury the truth along with the corpses. Any time someone vomits the words "for the good of… (insert excuse du-jour)" you know they're lying to cover their ass. Much like the Danforth cover-up in relation to Waco.

  6. try looking up hamilton in barry commoner's the politics of energy, circa 1980

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