Jason Ditz talks about escalating tensions in Iraq, the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Yemen, and the murmurings of another attempt by the U.S. to put Juan Guaido in power in Venezuela. Scott and Ditz are stunned that America keeps making the same foreign policy mistakes over and over again. Scott sees a real opportunity for a politician like Bernie Sanders to make these topics a leading issue, given that nobody else talks about them and that the American people, when asked, are mostly on the right side. Voters simply do not want to be spending tax money to kill foreigners and prop up murderous regimes while they have plenty of their own problems at home.
Discussed on the show:
- “US, Iran Prepare for New Escalation in Iraq, With Coronavirus Likely to Play a Role” (Antiwar.com)
- “Karl Rove’s Prophecy: “We’re an Empire Now, and When We Act, We Create our Own Reality”” (Centre for Research on Globalization)
- “How To Lose An Army” (The American Conservative)
- “David Petraeus and Vance Serchuk: Can America Trust the Taliban to Prevent Another 9/11?” (Foreign Affairs)
Jason Ditz is the news editor of Antiwar.com. Read all of his work at news.antiwar.com and follow him on Twitter @jasonditz.
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