11/15/17 Grant Smith on Americans’ waning patience for military spending

Grant Smith, director of the Institute for Research Middle Eastern Policy returns to the show to discuss his latest article for Antiwar.com “Poll: Americans Would Cut Middle East War Spending.” Smith promotes the IRMEP’s upcoming 2018 conference and explains why he believes the organized Israel lobbying groups are, contrary to their claims, unrepresentative of American Jewish communities. Scott and Smith then discuss whether Israel needs the United States’ continual aid and why noninterventionism is the best policy. Smith then explains why the Saudis don’t need a considerable lobby like AIPAC to ensure their goals are met. Finally Smith addresses the free speech threats of the latest domestic pro-Israel policies.

Grant F. Smith is the author of a number of books including “Big Israel: How Israel’s Lobby Moves America” and “Divert!”. He is director of the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy in Washington, D.C.

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  1. John Ellis

    As the educated upper-half of Empire USA owns all of our land, wealth, healthcare and political power, it seems to me that our wars of aggression for plunder are designed not just to enslave by poverty the working poor at home, but mainly to impoverish my uneducated laboring-class worldwide.

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