Scott Horton Interviews Aaron Glantz

Scott Horton, December 20, 2011

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Aaron Glantz, Bay Citizen reporter and author of The War Comes Home: Washington’s Battle against America’s Veterans, discusses how the US quickly squandered the goodwill of Iraqis who were glad to be rid of Saddam Hussein; the disasters in Abu Ghraib, Fallujah and Najaf; a personal retrospective on the individual casualties of war; why the giant US embassy and small remaining mercenary force aren’t nearly enough to dominate Iraq; and why Obama deserves some credit for making good on Bush’s 2008 Status of Forces Agreement.

MP3 here. (19:57)

Aaron Glantz covers housing, the economy, and military issues for The Bay Citizen. Before joining TBC, Glantz spent seven years covering the war in Iraq and the treatment veterans receive when they come home. He is author of three books, most recently The War Comes Home: Washington’s Battle against America’s Veterans.

4 Responses to “Aaron Glantz”

  1. As Rice said "If we don´t attack Iraq, we´ll soon see mushroom clouds in the US !" Why isn´t she-and the rest of the gang- in jail ?

  2. Have these people read no history? U.S. wars always end up destroying locals & leaving the country in shambles. Think Korea, VN. Not to mention a long list of 'covert' wars of which Somalia is a prime example.

  3. Maliki the Dictator — Ten years in the making

    As Prime Minister Maliki has just made a big power grab to consolidate his dictatorship, actions like an arrest warrant with intent to kill Vice-President Hashemi, today a boycott began by those who hold 82 seats in the 325 member parliament.

    Such is this CIA perfection, a new form of dictatorship that took our Empire ten full years to set in place. An intelligence dictatorship that is rock-solid, as each member rules over less intelligent members, each knows they can advance no farther in the pecking order and all therefore are completely loyal and work in perfect harmony.

  4. OUT OF THE MOUTH OF BABES

    “In an interview filmed for ITN News by Iraqi journalist Ali Hamdani, a 10-year-old girl named Iman Walid described the grand turning point in our War on Iraq, the 2005 Haditha massacre of Iraqi civilians:

    “IMAN WALID: I heard explosions by the door.
    The Americans came into the room where my
    father was playing music and shot him. They
    went to my grandmother and killed her, too.
    I heard an explosion. They threw a grenade
    under my grandfather’s bed.”
    http://www.democracynow.org/2011/12/21/in_exiting

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