Wednesday, April 09, 2014
Is the Obama Administration telling the American people the truth over what is happening in Iraq and Crimea?
Is the Obama Administration telling the American people the truth over what is happening in Iraq and Crimea? A growing number of international observers are starting to question the chronicle of events being released by the White House.
In Brussels, the President recently stated "But even in Iraq, America sought to work within the international system. We did not claim or annex Iraq's territory. We did not grab its resources for our own gain. Instead, we ended our war and left Iraq to its people in a fully sovereign Iraqi state that can make decisions about its own future."
Some political observers are not so sure about those statements. In the last few years, Iraq has largely fallen back into sectarian violence. Suicide bombers and sneak attacks on security forces are commonplace.
Francis Boyle is the author of Foundations of World Order. The professor from the University of Illinois is an expert on foreign relations.
Boyle is our guest on the show today. He is here to talk to us about the annexation of Crimea by Vladimir Putin, as well as how that event compares to the war in Iraq. We will discuss the driving forces leading up to each invasion, and the motives pushing Vladimir Putin. We will also talk about how life changed for people in each war-torn region. Finally, we will look ahead to the future in Iraq, Crimea, and the Ukraine.
francis a. boyle