Episode

10/6 Michael Macdonald: Overreach: Delusions of Regime Change in Iraq

October 6, 2014

Michael Macdonald author of  Overreach: Delusions of Regime Change in Iraq and Professor at Williams College explains the core motivations that led the Bush Administration to invade Iraq, why invading Iraq was about creating a neo liberal Middle East, chaos and the goal of market “paradise” in Iraq, breaking the Iraqi state, confusing the real problem with the invasion of Iraq, regime change and logic of disorder, Thomas Friedman and the elite reasons for the war in Iraq, delusions and propaganda in American foreign policy, Dick Cheney and what the neocons really wanted in Iraq and why the current war on ISIS will fail.

On The Fun Half: the Supreme Court allows marriage equality to proceed across the country,  Ferguson protesters disrupt St. Louis symphony with moving Michael Brown requiem, Ben Affleck takes on Bill Maher and Sam Harris Islamophobia, and your calls and IMs.

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