Scott Horton Interviews Fred Branfman

Scott Horton, July 01, 2010

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Fred Branfman, author of the article “5 Million Iraqis Killed, Maimed, Tortured, Displaced — Think That Bothers War Boosters Like Christopher Hitchens?” discusses the demonstrably false assertion that Iraqis are “better off” now than under Saddam Hussein, why liberal warhawks like Hitchens bear a moral burden for Iraqi civilian deaths, the ongoing class war in America (that the billionaires are winning) and why holding elections does not qualify Iraq as a democracy.

MP3 here. (28:58)

Fred Branfman is a writer and longtime activist who directed the Indochina Resource Center during the war in Indochina. Visit his Web site.

3 Responses to “Fred Branfman”

  1. The difference between the Ds and the Rs is that the Ds think the U.S. should war against them for 'humanitarian' reasons too.

  2. Interesting interview Scott. I'm glad you brought him on for the extra 10 minutes or so. Branfman has that nice, conversational manner about him that lends him to listening even though he likes to expound on items a bit more than lends itself to radio.

    I sent this on to a friend who was/is all for the wars out east and it gave him pause, simply because he'd never heard any of these statistics nor had any anti-war sentiment spoken of in such a reasonable manner (I spit too much I guess).

    Good interview.

    -j.

  3. I'm still disappointed that you bludgeoned Grayson as opposed to cutting him apart like a scalpel but hey, passion is passion.

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