7/2/13 Meria interviews Melvin Goodman, twenty year veteran of the CIA on his latest book “National Insecurity, the Cost of American Militarism”. His thoughts on the NSA and Edward Snowden & Bradley Manning; our bloated military budget; military aid with little return; supporting rogue states instead of our allies; The CIA today and then; Eisenhower’s Cross of Iron Speech; Obama talks one way, acts another; after 9/11 the US keeps shooting itself in the foot; Presidents without military experience; Bush’s marriage of the CIA & the Pentagon; opportunity for new thinking; Cheney/Bush; Cheney and Valerie Plame’s outing; Mel was a whistleblower in 1991; no protection for whistleblowers; Franklin on liberty; no checks and balances; the official corporate media’s failure; privatization; foreign policy must change; loss or rights; Posse Comitatus and Northern Command; abuse of power; Europe sees the US as the #1 threat to security; total surveillance society;is this America? problems at home;what was the CIA doing in Benghazi? permanent war and much more.
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