Gareth Porter

Neocons Live in Fantasy World


Gareth Porter continues his reporting on the coming U.S. attack on Iran. His new article: “For Neocons, Iran Aim Is Still Regime Change,” depicts the Neocons flawed assumptions – including their backward-belief that the liberated Shi’ite in Iraq would support the U.S. and destabilize Iran and their “realization” that they’ll just have to bomb the place instead.

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Dr. Gareth Porter is an investigative historian and journalist on U.S. 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 Vietnam (University of California Press, 2005). He has written regularly for Inter Press Service on U.S. policy toward Iraq and Iran since 2005.

Dr. Porter was both a Vietnam specialist and an anti-war activist during the Vietnam War and was Co-Director of Indochina Resource Center in Washington. Dr. Porter taught international studies at City College of New York and American University. He was the first Academic Director for Peace and Conflict Resolution in the Washington Semester program at American University.

Author: Scott Horton

Scott Horton is editorial director of, director of the Libertarian Institute, host of Antiwar Radio on Pacifica, 90.7 FM KPFK in Los Angeles, California and podcasts the Scott Horton Show from He’s the author of the 2017 book, Fool’s Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan and editor of The Great Ron Paul: The Scott Horton Show Interviews 2004–2019. He’s conducted more than 5,000 interviews since 2003. Scott lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, investigative reporter Larisa Alexandrovna Horton. He is a fan of, but no relation to the lawyer from Harper’s. Scott’s Twitter, YouTube, Patreon.

3 thoughts on “Gareth Porter”

  1. The destruction of the non-homogenous, large arab states has ALWAYS been a Zionist goal..” We don’t do nation-building ” is a phrase any decent paleo-con can agree with..Well, not to worry, because nation destruction was always the goal of most of the neo-cons in regards to Iraq…Never before in history has a smaller client state so effectively influenced the foreign policy of it’s benefactor..

  2. Learning how stupid these warplanners are re the Middle-East makes one want to yell at them: get a life and leave the rest of us alone.

  3. Incredible, the last 17 yrs of warfare with this country was unnecessary: Saddam ( a U.S. ally ) took back Kuwait ( which was once governed out of Basra until broken off by the Brits about 100 yrs ago ) after we gave him the green light ( see Saddam’s meeting with U.S. Ambassador April Glasbie )..Why? Because the Kuwaitis were illegally slant-drilling into Iraqi oil fields and because Saddam needed more oil TO SELL after his war with Iran ( which the neo-con-men are urging the president to do now )..Not because he wanted to hoard the oil…But all we needed was a corny Lee Greenwood song in the background and a desire to flex our muscles after Nam…

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