Tag Archives: Aaron-Glantz

12/16/11 – Aaron Glantz – The Scott Horton Show

Aaron Glantz, Bay Citizen reporter and author of The War Comes Home: Washington’s Battle against America’s Veterans, discusses how the US quickly squandered the goodwill of Iraqis who were glad to be rid of Saddam Hussein; the disasters in Abu Ghraib, Fallujah and Najaf; a personal retrospective on the individual casualties of war; why the giant US embassy and small remaining mercenary force aren’t nearly enough to dominate Iraq; and why Obama deserves some credit for making good on Bush’s 2008 Status of Forces Agreement.

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09/01/10 – Aaron Glantz – The Scott Horton Show

Aaron Glantz, author of The War Comes Home: Washington’s Battle against America’s Veterans, discusses the U.S. media’s eager participation in selling the Iraq War and hyping Colin Powell’s infamous U.N. presentation, how Obama made good on troop reductions but is too quick to claim credit for the war’s end, increased funding for the VA that has improved care somewhat, the betrayal of soldiers who have killed and died for a war based on lies and how service dogs are used to reduce the epidemic of suicides among veterans.

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07/30/10 – Aaron Glantz – The Scott Horton Show

This recording is excerpted from the KPFK Beneath The Surface with Suzi Weissman  program of July 30th. The complete recording can be heard here.

Aaron Glantz, author of The War Comes Home: Washington’s Battle against America’s Veterans, discusses the lawsuit against Prudential Insurance Co. of America for stealing the interest earned from veterans’ life insurance policies, the increasing expense and lowered expectations required to meet military recruitment goals, the long history of veterans denied benefits by the government and some tips on navigating the enormous VA bureaucracy.

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02/26/08 – Aaron Glantz – The Scott Horton Show

Aaron Glantz of IPS News, KPFA, WarComesHome.org and author of How America Lost Iraq, discusses the Bush administration’s unforgivable neglect of American veterans, their hollowing out of the states’ guard units, Bush refusal to count suicides, the hypocrisy of John McCain and his ignorance about Iraq, the Turkish war against the PKK in Kurdistan and the coming break up of Iraq.

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