Real News CEO Paul Jay continues his interview series with journalist Eric Margolis about the dangerous situation in the Caucasus since the Georgian attacks on South Ossetia, the Russian response, the US Foreign Policy bumbling by Condoleeza Rice backed by the war hawk rhetoric from John McCain, and the announcement of a US missile defense system to be installed in Poland targeting Russia.
Now Barack Obama joins the war hawks.
August 20, 2008 – 5 min 23 sec
Eric Margolis: Is Obama afraid of getting on the wrong side of the ‘patriotic issue’?
Eric Margolis: This is not like the Soviet Union and Finland, this is the US trying to stick its nose into Russia’s backyard. The Democrats have not formulated their own position on this.
Eric Margolis is a journalist born in New York City and holding degrees from Georgetown the University of Geneva, and New York University. During the Vietnam War he served as a US Army infantryman. Margolis is the author of War at the Top of the World — The Struggle for Afghanistan and Asia is a syndicated columnist and broadcaster whose articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The International Herald Tribune, Mainichi Shimbun and US Naval Institute Proceedings. Margolis is an expert of military affairs, a former instructor in strategy and tactics in the US Army, and a member of the International Institute of Strategic Studies and the Institute of Regional Studies in Islamabad, Pakistan. Eric Margolis’ books have been published in the US, Canada, Britain, and India. He often appears and contributes to national and international news items for outlets such as CNN, ABC,CBC and Voice of America to the Wall Street Journal and Maninichi-Tokyo. He broadcasts regularly on foreign affairs for Canadian TV (TV Ontario and CBC), radio, and has appeared on ABC, CBS, CNN, and PBS