Scott talks to Branko Marcetic about Kamala Harris’ dismal foreign policy. Although she’s frequently portrayed as a progressive leftist, when it comes to foreign policy, says Marcetic, her foreign policy is right in line with the Clinton-Bush-Obama establishment policies we’ve come to know over the last few decades. Part of the reason for this is that Harris has connections to the usual big think tanks, which are tied to former presidential administrations and to the arms industry. There’s big money to be had by aligning oneself with these special interests, and it shows in Harris’ record as a senator: she backed the recent coup attempts in Venezuela, she approves huge defense budgets, she voted against Bernie Sanders in his attempt to rein in defense spending, and she is a very prominent Zionist. With Biden and Harris, says Marcetic, the American people are likely to just get more of the same when it comes to foreign policy.
Discussed on the show:
- “Meet the Hawkish Liberal Think Tank Powering the Kamala Harris Campaign” (In These Times)
- “Extending American Power” (Center for a New American Security)
- “Biden Plans to Give Harris a Big Policy Role in His Administration” (Foreign Policy)
- WestExec Advisors | Strategic Advisory Firm in DC
- “How Biden’s Foreign-Policy Team Got Rich” (The American Prospect)
Branko Marcetic is a writer for Jacobin Magazine, a fellow at In These Times, and host of the 1/200 podcast. He is the author of Yesterday’s Man: The Case Against Joe Biden. Follow him on Twitter @BMarchetich.
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