Roger Morris

Terrorism and the US Covert War in Iran

Former NSC staffer Roger Morris discusses the pathetic American media, U.S. covert action in Iran, the sad state of 9/10 of the Republican candidates, and 7/8 of the Democrats, the growth of terrorism, why the 9/11 hijackers did it, the ignorance of the U.S. population, and the overthrow of Mossedeq.

MP3 here. (15:07)

Roger Morris, who served in the State Department and on the Senior Staff of the National Security Council under Presidents Johnson and Nixon, resigned in protest at the invasion of Cambodia. He then worked as a legislative advisor in the U.S. Senate and a director of policy studies at the Carnegie Endowment, and writes this Rumsfeldian history from intimate firsthand knowledge as well as extensive research. A Visiting Honors professor at the University of Washington and Research Fellow of the Green Institute, where his work originally appears. He is an award-winning historian and investigative journalist, including a National Book Award Silver Medal winner, and the author of books on Nixon, Kissinger, Haig, and the Clintons. More recently, he co-authored with Sally Denton The Money and the Power, a history of Las Vegas as the paradigm of national corruption. His latest work, Shadows of the Eagle, a history of U.S. covert interventions and policy in the Middle East and South Asia over the past half-century, will be published in 2007 by Knopf.