The Passionate Attachment

America's entanglement with Israel

After Brookings’ O’Hanlon leaves RT discussion on Iraq, Grant Smith explains Saban’s 2002 pro-Israel takeover of institution

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Written by Maidhc Ó Cathail

May 25, 2013 at 8:55 am

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  1. Shame O’Hanlon left before Grant brought up Saban and his purchase of the Brookings Institute. O’Hanlon would have really gotten uptight then. Grant made a good point about guy’s like O’Hanlon not participating in more “rough and tumble” discussions about these issues. They’ve become so used to these prescribed, myopic sort of discussions where no one is allowed to color outside the lines. So, average non-wonk viewers are not being encouraged to consider the broader picture of American policy.

    Grant looked like Stalin surveying troops as he was introduced. O’Hanlon looked uptight like he was in enemey territory. Vlahos was relaxed and cute. O’Hanlon bailed and then Grant started choking to death. Awkward.

    Munroe

    May 28, 2013 at 6:36 pm

  2. O Hanlon is not worth commenting on; Munroe dealt with him nicely.

    When people like Grant pose the argument that “Americans are spending too much money in Iraq, we should be spending it at home,” I want to scream. Yes, it’s true. It’s also callous: WE KILLED A MILLION PEOPLE.
    We, the people of the United States, are responsible for destroying Irag, Afghanistan, (and NO, our invasion of Afg. was NOT legitimate in ANY way, given that 9/11 was a false flag, and given that the false-flag operatives/bombers were Saudis, not Afghanis). We the people of the United States are complicit in crimes against humanity. Period. Full stop.

    Vlahos may be cute but she needs to refine her argumentation. She makes some of the right arguments: the children of Iraq have been decimated. She needs to work on making them more forcefully.

    Solon

    May 29, 2013 at 3:06 pm


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