Tag Archives: Scott-McConnell

7/25/12 Scott McConnell

Scott McConnell discusses Hezbollah’s motives for the Burgas bombing (if they really did it); Israel’s history of preemptive strikes against peace talks; and Israel’s disastrous invasion and occupation of Lebanon.

Antiwar Radio: Scott McConnell

American Conservative magazine editor Scott McConnell discusses his revisiting of the Camp David Accords in light of Egypt’s new government that no longer guarantees friendly relations with Israel; how Carter and Brzezinski failed, despite a sincere effort, to achieve a comprehensive Mideast peace agreement and a Palestinian state; how the Israel lobby’s power waxes and wanes according to the election cycle; the US government’s chronic lack of resolve in risking a serious rift with Israel in order to break her diplomatic intransigence; how the lobby’s growth has been mirrored by a strengthened and increasingly well-informed opposition; and why, despite large numbers of settlements in the West Bank, a 2-state solution remains possible but difficult.

Antiwar Radio: Scott McConnell

American Conservative magazine editor Scott McConnell discusses the paleo-conservative antiwar movement, the neconservatives and the Republican Party, his own roots as a neocon before turning against interventionism at the end of the Cold War, his new article “Algeria: The Model,” and the end of American empire.