Daniel McAdams remembers Congressman Walter Jones, who passed away last week. Jones initially supported the War in Iraq, but after realizing his mistake began trying everything in his power to atone for it. He wrote over 12,000 letters to killed and wounded soldiers and their families, and was a vocal opponent of subsequent wars. Jones’ efforts were crucial in getting the House of Representatives to vote on ending U.S. support for the war in Yemen.
Discussed on the show:
- A Pretext for War: 9/11, Iraq, and the Abuse of America’s Intelligence Agencies
- “H.Con.Res.138” (Library of Congress)
- “Walter Jones Made the Yemen Vote Happen” (The American Conservative)
- “Walter B. Jones Restoring Power to Congress Act Would Repeal the 2001 AUMF” (Antiwar.com Blog)
- “Is the US Meddling in Venezuela? Max Blumenthal Asks US Congress Members.” (YouTube)
Daniel McAdams is the executive director of the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity and the co-host of the Ron Paul Liberty Report. Follow him on Twitter @DanielLMcAdams and read all of his work over at Antiwar.com.
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