On this edition of De-Manufacturing Consent Guillermo is joined by former CIA officer and Executive Director of the Council for the National Interest, Phil Giraldi. We discuss Giraldi's latest article, "The Cognitive Dissonance of Spying," and explore the post-9/11 "culture shift" within the CIA, the US government, and the country as a whole. As the "war on terror" rhetoric loses its effectiveness as a propaganda tool, neoconservatives in Washington position a "New Cold War" as the next "just cause" in the killing business.
Also on the program, we discuss the case of Jonathan Pollard, why his proposed release from prison is really more than just a bargaining chip for "Middle East peace talks," and what this may tell us about the current strength of the Israel Lobby in Washington.
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