Gareth Porter, independent historian and journalist for Inter Press Service, discusses the impending “Iraq 2006 moment” Gen. McChrystal faces in Afghanistan, the political “fix” discussed at the June CNAS conference: Republican pressure on Obama to scrap the 2011 withdrawal timetable, the dogged American determination to continue unwinnable wars and the difference between Iran’s NPT comprehensive safeguards obligations and its temporary voluntary compliance with the much-ballyhooed Additional Protocol and code 3.1.
MP3 here. (28:49)
Gareth Porter is an independent historian and journalist. He is the author of Perils of Dominance: Imbalance of Power and the Road to War in Vietnam. His articles appear on Counterpunch, Huffington Post, Inter Press Service News Agency and Antiwar.com.