Podcast: The US Empowered Iran and Created a Failing Government in Iraq

Scott Horton on the PM's resignation

Scott Horton returns to the show to discuss the turmoil in Iraq. The prime minister resigned over the weekend as government forces have now killed over 400 protesters since October 1st. Scott explains how the Iraq War removed Saddam from power helping to expand Iranian influence in Iraq. After the defeat of Saddam, the US installed an extremely corrupt government led by the Shia. Scott breaks down who the main figures in Iraqi politics are and their ties with Iran. 

Scott Horton is the host of the Scott Horton Show, the director of the Libertarian Insitute, the editorial director of Antiwar.com, and the author of Fool’s Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan. 

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