In the following clip via the Real News Network , Jonathan Kay presents some of the more vacuous arguments Iran-war advocates use to state their case—although even he agrees that attacking Iran would be “folly.” Watch the whole clip to see Leo Panich’s response.
Is the US call to isolate Iran motivated by opposition to an oil-power that contends for regional influence, or fear of an Iranian nuclear bomb?
Our first Real News Debate features Jonathan Kay and Leo Panich.
Jonathan Kay is a columnist and Comment Pages Editor of the National Postnewspaper. Kay is a regular contributor to Commentary magazine and the New York Post. His articles have appeared in Harper’s Magazine, The New Yorker, The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune, The Los Angeles Times and various other publications.
Leo Panich is the Canada Research Chair in Comparative Political Economy and a Distinguished Research Professor of Political Science at York University in Toronto. Panich is also the author of Global Capitalism and American Empire.
Irancove @ November 9, 2007