The accepted wisdom in the mainstream media -- and among US lawmakers -- is that Iran is "racing" to develop a nuclear weapon. But the public record shows that to be a questionable assumption. What's really going on? How much of a threat does Iran present? And what are the possibilities for war?
Drawing on public sources and the public statements of Administration officials, George casts a light on the fear-mongering that underlies much of the mainstream reporting -- and political posturing -- behind the supposed urgency to confront Iran's nuclear program.
Paul George is Director of Peninsula Peace and Justice Center, the Peninsula's leading grassroots acitivist group. George has been a grassroots organizer for over 40 years, beginning at the age of 16 when he worked for the Gene McCarthy for President campaign. In addition to his two decades at PPJC, George has served as West Coast Organizer for Quest for Peace, and as a political organizer for the largest western US health care workers union. During the 1980s, he traveled extensively in war-torn El Salvador to witness firsthand the effects of war and US foreign policy on civilians.
Sponsored by Los Altos Voices for Peace and the Los Altos Library. Recorded at the Los Altos Library, Sept. 20, 2010 by Peninsula Peace and Justice Center.