Scott Horton Interviews Matthew Rothschild

Scott Horton, July 05, 2011

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Matthew Rothschild, editor of The Progressive magazine, discusses his article “Stop the Bombing of Libya,” the 11,500 NATO sorties already launched in the name of enforcing a “no-fly zone” and “protecting civilians,” the real US agenda in Libya: regime change and control of oil, Obama’s excuse for ignoring the War Powers Act: it’s not war so long as no American soldiers get killed, the continuing quest for a unitary executive, why the US is not a force for good in the world, and why impeaching Obama is the best way to re-impose the rule of law on the renegade US government.

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Matthew Rothschild is the editor of The Progressive magazine, which is one of the leading voices for peace and social justice in this country. Rothschild has appeared on Nightline, C-SPAN, The O’Reilly Factor, and NPR, and his newspaper commentaries have run in the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, the Miami Herald, and a host of other newspapers. Rothschild is the author of You Have No Rights: Stories of America in Our Repressive Age.

10 Responses to “Matthew Rothschild”

  1. Make Biden president! Is that progress?

  2. Why does everyone in the West call single-minded military attacks crusades? Doesn't anyone know that the Xtians lost the crusades? Just an idle Q.

  3. I don't think impeachment should ever be done with the idea that we don't want the vp as the new president. Impeachment doesn't get rid of a president – it checks him/her and let's them know that they've just crossed the line. (Certainly it like everything else can be abused.)

  4. Close the Democratic party.., there is no democracy coming out of democratic party. Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton and Kerry can call it Goldman Sachs, Chase Bank, BP, Exxson, Dutch Oil (Shell) and others partying here.

  5. Impeach Obama? – how about arrest Obama, Biden, Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Feith, Wolfowitz, etc and put them on trial for war crimes!

  6. And bring back public hangings. I think they should take place live via sattelite on the White House lawn.

  7. Now that's change I can believe in. Only their imminent demise would possibly bring them to their senses. And even then I doubt they believe anyone would pull the lever. That's how arrogant they are. But should they be up on the scaffold and watching their rat bastard buddies dropping like sacks of flour, the snap of the taut rope, feet jittering and jumping to and fro and then silence as their evil spirit departs, you can guarantee they'll sing like song birds to keep their necks out of the noose. I'd make them confess everything, right there above the trap door, before I'd even let them go into permanent life long exile to someplace…. like….er, Guantanamo. With no escape upon pain of death. They and everyone and anyone related would be barred for generations from any civil work or association with government so that their poison wouldn't have a chance of coming back to haunt you. Vacillate? Fudge to buy time? Sudden memory loss? Nope!…. Not buying that BS anymore. Down the hatch!

  8. I agree 1000 persent with NVWV and they are lucky we don't act like them or they would get what thet truly desesrve torcher untill a slow death but we are humain unlike all them and many more.

  9. Cheers for Navy vet. The U.S. Dept of Justice has refused to enforce the laws of this country and they too should be held accountable. Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz, Obama, Hillary Clinton, and other officials too numerous to mention should all be indicted for war crimes and other high crimes and misdemeanors. The current cowardly lap dog Attorney General should be impeached immediately.
    How in the hell did all this happen in America? Who was responsible? I know that a small number of highly reputable and honest officials protested the criminal policies of both administrations, and several did the honorable thing and resigned. These few brave and honorable officials should be given their due, and perhaps in the future they will.
    The American public is extremely passive now, partly due to the collapse of the public education system and the constant deliberate lying of the major media, print and electronic.
    America's media barons should be held to account! They made major contributions to the misleading of the American public.
    A few history majors in college now may have read something about WWII in addition to the holocaust. A few may have read they Julius Streicher published vicious propaganda in his newspaper, "Der Sturmer," and was convicted after the war at the Nuremberg Trials. Julius Streicher, newspaper publisher, was hanged for his role in helping to create the rabid anti-Semitism that helped convince the German people of the danger of the Jews.
    This conviction and hanging of a newspaper editor for publishing propaganda created a precedent in law, and some group of lawyers must use this major legal precedent to bring the publishers and editors of U.S. papers to justice. I am not a lawyer, but someone, some group, must, must for the sake of this country's freedom, initiate legal action to hold these modern Julius Streicher war-mongering propagandists accountable for their contribution to the deaths of tens of thousands of Iraqi civilians and some 6000 dead American soldiers.
    Hermes Trismegistus

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