Scott Horton Interviews Philip Giraldi
Former CIA officer Philip Giraldi discusses Obama’s underwhelming speech on Middle East policy, hyped by the NY Times because it broached the subject of Israel’s 1967 borders; how Obama’s speechwriters really earned their money this time, twisting language and logic to please multiple constituencies; Israel’s enduring and perplexing ability to influence US foreign policy; why war in Pakistan is too crazy to even consider; the few remaining options for NATO in Libya; why Osama bin Laden was not capable of being a terrorist mastermind at the time of his death; and how former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s easily-met million dollar bail marks the difference between the world’s elite and the rest of us.
MP3 here. (41:00)
Philip Giraldi, a former CIA officer, is a contributing editor to The American Conservative and executive director of the Council for the National Interest. He writes regularly for Antiwar.com.