Ep. 104 Another 9/11 Anniversary, and the Political Class Is Still Stupid (and/or Evil)

16 September 2017     |     Tom Woods     |     9

Krugman observes the anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2001, with a column about the unique wickedness of the Republicans, and no acknowledgment of the bipartisan War Party. Scott Horton joins us for some real history from those terrible days.

Special Guest

Scott Horton is managing director at LibertarianInstitute.org, host of the Scott Horton Show, host of Antiwar Radio on KPFK 90.7 FM in Los Angeles, and opinion editor at Antiwar.com.

Krugman Blog Post

The Day Nothing Changed” (September 11, 2017)

Krugman Article Mentioned

Reckonings; After The Horror” (Sept. 14, 2001)

Guest’s Book

Fool’s Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan

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Ep. 981 Fool’s Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan (Scott Horton on the Tom Woods Show)

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  • Martin Huber

    40:25 You know where you won’t be a hostage of the government?
    I’m a little bit disappointed in Tom for missing that opportunity.

    • Chase Miller

      You will be a “hostage” of a government

  • https://www.facebook.com/david.rogers.hunt David_Rogers_Hunt

    I am sorry to say this but the principle lesson the establishment has appearantly learned since 9/11 is that all wars are infinitely extendable,… so long as there is not a military draft and the dead bodies can be kept off of television.

    Keynesian Militarism Rules!! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/30660af2a4e540d993f2aba491a5e02aaf495b01f4fcfb9bd922e677e62f297f.jpg

  • martinbrock

    I want “Gave money to Scott Horton” on my gravestone.

  • davegrille

    At some point it will be necessary for the USA to break ties the Middle East.

  • William Patton, Jr.

    This is a particularly stupid article from Krugman. He writes that “the GOP of 2001 would have blamed Roosevelt for Pearl Harbor . .” Well, the Democrats of 2001 actually DID blame 9/11 on George W. Bush. Doesn’t Krugman remember how Bush ignored dire warnings about an imminent terrorist threat from National Security Adviser Richard A. Clark (a Clinton hold-over) two weeks before 9/11? And then the media/Democrats mocked Bush for reading “My Pet Goat” and looking clueless during the attacks. Some lefties even said, and still do, that Bush was complicit in allowing the attacks. All of which I was fine with (except Bush’s complicity) but Krugman’s cheerleading for the equally amoral Democrats is pathetic.

  • SaulOhio

    Whenever I hear from liberty proponents how America is shipping weapons to the Mid-East and they end up in the terrorists’ hands, it reminds me of that scene in the first Iron Man movie, where Tony Stark’s caravan in Afghanistan is ambushed, and a bomb fall next to him. He has just enough time to see his own name on the bomb before it explodes in his face.


  • bogart1

    The reason for all of the continuing mess and endless proxy war is Syria is directly the result of the Iraq War. The Iraq war handed Iraq over to the Iranians thus creating a huge buffer zone between the Emirates and Saudis, and Europe. Just look at a map, you will see Iran controlled or Iran friendly areas from the Gulf of Oman to the Syrian Coast.

    And it has become worse recently as the US created mess in the Ukraine has left the US with an impoverished country and the “enemy” (No idea why a nation that defends Christians could be an enemy, or maybe that is the reason) Russia controlling the strategic parts while the EU and Washington get stuck with the impoverished Nazi Wannabe’s in Kiev.

    So the only things left for the US Government to do is to levy sanctions on the enemy and attempt a proxy war in Syria. And this will not turn out well either as the Russians have given a whole lot more war fighting material the Syrians than the US Government has managed to smuggle to the “Rebels”.