Schecter: Reagan and the Right made Iran what it is today

By David Ferguson
Saturday, November 26, 2011 17:20 EDT
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Cliff Schecter debates tea party leader Mark Williams on 'Crosstalk'
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RT America is the U.S. bureau of RT, formerly Russia Today. From its Washington, DC studio comes this clip of Peter Levelle’s show “Crosstalk” in which disgraced Tea Party Express leader Mark Williams goes head-to-head against The Real McCain author Cliff Schecter.

Sparks fly as Williams criticizes President Obama on his handling of foreign policy, including his relationship with Israel and the killing of Osama bib Laden. Schecter fires back, shooting down each of Williams’s talking points in turn. Williams falls back on the conservative complaint that Obama “bowed down” to Saudi King Abdullah, which Schecter counters by reminding Williams of the famous image of President Bush holding hands with Abdullah from 2005.

When Williams says Obama is soft on Iran, Schecter reminds him of the Iran Contra scandal, which broke 25 years ago on November 25 of 1986 as well as bringing up the Bloomberg report that prominent tea party backers the Koch brothers have been using European subsidiaries to do business with Iran in spite of the U.S. embargo. “Frankly,” he says, “Maybe if the Right would stop doing business with Iran, maybe they wouldn’t be as strong as they are right now.”

You can watch the video, embedded via Mediaite, below:

David Ferguson
David Ferguson
David Ferguson is an editor at Raw Story. He was previously writer and radio producer in Athens, Georgia, hosting two shows for Georgia Public Broadcasting and blogging at Firedoglake.com and elsewhere. He is currently working on a book.
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