Gareth Porter: Mahdi Army,
Gareth Porter, independent historian and journalist, discusses the war party's many excuses to justify attacking Iran, how Cheney has been delayed in the attack by Sadr's ability to strike at Americans in Iraq in response, Cheney's successful gambit of trapping Rice and Gates into agreeing that the Mahdi Army must be defeated, how Admiral Fallon lost the fight with General Petraeus and his job because he wanted to bring most troops home by 2009 and how the U.S. military has it's hands full by fighting against the majority of the majority in the Mahdi Army.
Listen to his interview on Anti-War Radio http://antiwar.com/radio/2008/05/04/gareth-porter-26/
Dr. Gareth Porter is an
investigative historian and journalist on
national security policy who has
been independent since a brief period of university teaching in the 1980s. Dr.
Porter is the author of four books, the latest of which is Perils of Dominance:
Imbalance of Power and the Road to War in
He has written regularly for
Inter Press Service on
Dr. Porter was both a