Scott Horton Interviews Matthew Duss

Scott Horton, November 05, 2010

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Matthew Duss, National Security Researcher/Blogger at American Progress, discusses new House Foreign Affairs Committee chairwoman/hardliner Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, victorious Republicans declaring the end of Obama’s supposed “appeasement” of Iran, Congressional bipartisanship masquerading as righteousness and why Iran really is a threat to US interests (when you consider the grand ambitions of a global hegemon).

MP3 here. (20:02)

Matthew Duss is a National Security Researcher/Blogger at American Progress. Matthew received a master’s degree in Middle East Studies from the University of Washington’s Jackson School of International Studies, and a B.A. in political science from the University of Washington. Matthew’s writing has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Baltimore Sun, American Prospect and the Guardian. He has appeared as a commentator on CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, and Al Jazeera.

3 Responses to “Matthew Duss”

  1. I guess the "reality based" community gets to sit, once again, at the back of the bus.

  2. We might clear the slate and start anew with our relations with Iran. What would our attitude toward a country be, if our experience with them had been as ours with Iran? In 1951, when the elected head of Iran decided to nationalize oil, Anglo-Iran Oil Co. convinced their home country, England, and the United States that something should be done. Our CIA obliged by overthowing Iran's elected head of state. In addition, some time later, we furnished arms and chemical weapons to Iraq, in their attacking Iran, killing many thousands. If we wonder why Iran has a rather bad feeling toward the United States, we might consider these facts and try a little fence-mending, instead of planning another possible way to bring down an unfavorable government, which we had a hand in creating. Just a thought.

  3. Scott –

    If Mathew returns for another show, you might ask him which treaty it was that made Israel a US ally. He can also let us know how that has been an advantage to the US.

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