Scott interviews Andrew Cockburn about his new book, Rumsfeld: His Rise, Fall, and Catastrophic Legacy. Scott and Cockburn discuss Rumsfeld’s ascent to power through various presidential administrations, with special focus on his role in the disastrous post-9/11 terror wars. In addition to the historical events, Cockburn shares many private anecdotes about Rumsfeld’s character from those who knew him.
Discussed on the show:
- Rumsfeld: His Rise, Fall, and Catastrophic Legacy
- “A Letter to Paul Wolfowitz, by Andrew J. Bacevich” (Harper’s Magazine)
- “War Made Easy: How Presidents & Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death (2007)” (IMDb)
- “State Department Cables” (WikiLeaks)
- “Russia Secretly Offered Afghan Militants Bounties to Kill U.S. Troops, Intelligence Says” (The New York Times)
This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: The War State, by Mike Swanson; Tom Woods’ Liberty Classroom; ExpandDesigns.com/Scott; Photo IQ; Green Mill Supercritical; Zippix Toothpicks; and Listen and Think Audio.