Iraq, Oil, Capitalism and U.S. War w/ Prof. Brandon Wolfe-Hunnicutt

Bob had a great talk (Scott’s on assignment) with Professor Brandon Wolfe-Hunnicutt of Cal State-Stanislaus, author of “The Paranoid Style in American Diplomacy: Oil and Arab Nationalism in Iraq” about Iraqi history from the Ottoman Empire to the present, with an emphasis on the period from 1958 to the 1970s.

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Before Iraq became the target of a massive U.S. intervention, it was a British colony, and then a kingdom, which achieved sovereignty in a 1958 revolution led by Karim Kasim. However, the U.S., especially President John Kennedy, began to oppose the Kasim regime and helped engineer a 1963 coup against him and then sending support to the new regime to isolate and kill Kasim backers and others, especially communists.

Why Oliver Stone and “JFK Revisited” are Full of S**t!

Oliver Stone’s new documentary “JFK Revisited” have been hitting the airwaves of late claiming to have a “smoking gun” about the assassination of John F. Kennedy (JFK). Stone and his team of assassinologists main thesis is that the military-industrial complex conspired to have JFK killed because Kennedy was a secret dove and wanted to pull the troops out of Vietnam, end the Cold War and splinter the Central Intelligence Agency into a thousand pieces.

Scott interviews G&R co-host, author and professor of history Bob Buzzanco about Kennedy era foreign and military policy disproving the claims of Stone and his films.