Doug Bandow, senior fellow at the Cato Institute, discusses his articles “Whiners at War” and “Libya: Resisting the Siren Call of Creeping Intervention;” the bogus pretexts for war, from Saddam Hussein’s nonexistent WMD cache to Col. Gadhafi’s supposed threat of a massacre in Benghazi; why “antiwar” is an overly-provocative word for the Left; why it’s hard to imagine a war the US isn’t involved in; and the god-complex developed by government officials possessing secret information.
MP3 here. (19:58)
Doug Bandow is a senior fellow at the Cato Institute, specializing in foreign policy and civil liberties. He worked as special assistant to President Reagan and editor of the political magazine Inquiry. He writes regularly for leading publications such as Fortune magazine, National Interest, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Times. Bandow speaks frequently at academic conferences, on college campuses, and to business groups. Bandow has been a regular commentator on ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, Fox News Channel, and MSNBC. He holds a J.D. from Stanford University.