01/04/11 – Gareth Porter – The Scott Horton Show

by | Jan 4, 2011 | Interviews

Gareth Porter, independent historian and journalist for IPS News, discusses how Gen. James Jones pushed for NATO to take over the Afghanistan occupation, giving the purposeless organization a new raison d’etre; NATO’s inability to deal with the Afghan insurgency (that wasn’t supposed to happen) after the quick and resounding US ouster of the Taliban; President Bush’s willingness to cede control to NATO in order to free up soldiers for his preferred war in Iraq; and how European countries — expecting to participate in peacekeeping rather than military operations — are quickly souring on Afghanistan.


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