Scott Horton Interviews Saul Landau

Scott Horton, March 13, 2012

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Saul Landau, Senior Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies, discusses his article “Malice v. Nobility: Scooter Libby v. Bradley Manning;” how Libby managed to “out” Valerie Plame, instigate the Iraq War, and get convicted of perjury and obstruction of justice without spending a day in prison (thanks to Bush’s commutation); why Manning would now be a free man if he had massacred Iraqi civilians instead of (allegedly) leaking classified information exposing the dirty deeds of the US government and military; and why, if anyone can be said to have “blood on his hands,” it’s Libby, not Manning.

MP3 here. (19:58)

Saul Landau is an internationally-known scholar, author, commentator, and filmmaker on foreign and domestic policy issues. Landau’s most widely praised achievements are the over forty films he has produced on social, political and historical issues, and worldwide human rights, for which he won the Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Award, the George Polk Award for Investigative Reporting, and the First Amendment Award, as well as an Emmy for “Paul Jacobs and the Nuclear Gang.” In 2008, the Chilean government presented him with the Bernardo O’Higgins Award for his human rights work. Landau has written fourteen books including a book of poems, “My Dad Was Not Hamlet.” He received an Edgar Allen Poe Award for Assassination on Embassy Row, a report on the 1976 murders of Chilean Ambassador Orlando Letelier and his colleague, Ronni Moffitt.

Landau is Professor Emeritus at California State University, Pomona. He is a Senior Fellow at, and Vice Chair of, the Institute for Policy Studies.

9 Responses to “Saul Landau”

  1. On a firedoglake book salon, I asked Bob Woodward why he is allowed to print classified material. He ignored the Q.

  2. Secrecy — Root cause of all corruption in government

  3. SHow israel the money:oil-gold-iphones!!!

  4. Light — Always forces darkness to give way

    It took billions of dollars and many years for government to encapsulate our military in absolute secrecy, but just hours and a few dollars for Manning and WikiLeaks to force all that darkness to give way. This is the power ratio between light and darkness, and as light always begets more light, this is why time shall always be the great arbitrator of truth.

  5. The U.S. government is nothing more nor less than a large criminal gang. (Republicans are the bloods and the democrats are the crips) It takes care of its loyal gang members, but don't cross it or embarrass it or you'll be subject to its violent wrath!

  6. Truth — Always forces fiction to give way

    It took billions of dollars and many years for government to encapsulate our military in absolute secrecy, but just hours and a few dollars for Manning and WikiLeaks to force all that fiction to give way. This is the power ratio between truth and illusion, and as truth always begets more truth, this is why time shall always be the great arbitrator of truth.

  7. As Glenn Greenwald points out, there's one system of "justice" for the high and the mighty, and one for Joe Sixpack. Swine like Dubya, Cheney, Rice, Yoo, Bybee, et al. are never prosecuted. If someone is (gasp!) tried and convicted, like Libby and Mark Felt–well, don't cry for them, Argentina. There's a pardon (or at least a commutation) waiting.

    If it were up to me, Bush and his cretinous crew would be in jail somewhere, and Bradley Manning would walk.

    Best regards to Saul Landau.

  8. You said a mouthful. The U.S. Government is owned-and-operated by every big interest with a checkbook. "We, the People"? Shit, don't make me laugh.

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