Antiwar Radio: Gareth Porter

Gareth Porter, independent historian and journalist for IPS News, discusses the Obama administration officials who lied us into an Afghan surge (even though reporters are supposed to use more diplomatic language); how Mullah Omarís Taliban avoided trouble with the US and tried to keep bin Laden in check; how Bill Clintonís ďMonica MissilesĒ destroyed a chance to get bin Laden, as well as a few training camps; how the Pakistani Talibanís formation shows the ideological split between al-Qaeda and the Afghan Taliban; falsehoods in Bruce Riedelís reporting on the Taliban/al-Qaeda relationship; and why Obama is more interested in scoring political points than in seriously negotiating with the Taliban.