David Stockman talks about the recent drone strike on a Saudi Arabian oil facility and America’s sanctions war in Iran. For some reason, everything in the Middle East seems to be about Iran, as far as American neocons are concerned. They will do anything to turn a situation into an excuse to push for war with Iran, or to hurt them in a less violent but in some ways more horrific manner, like with economic sanctions. Stockman hopes that Trump will realize how advantageous it would be if we could get along with Iran, and take steps to institute a new nuclear agreement—or even reinstate the old one, call it something else, and take credit for his magnificent negotiating skills.
Discussed on the show:
- “Locked and Loaded on Behalf of Empire First” (Antiwar.com Original)
David Stockman is the ultimate Washington insider turned iconoclast. He began his career in Washington as a young man and quickly rose through the ranks of the Republican Party to become the Director of the Office of Management and Budget under President Ronald Reagan. After leaving the White House, Stockman had a 20-year career on Wall Street. He is the author of Trumped!, The Triumph of Politics, and his history of the financial crisis, The Great Deformation: The Corruption of Capitalism in America.
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