Watch the interview with Phyllis Bennis, a senior analyst at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington D.C.
During a 4-part interview via webcam, Bennis discusses the establishment of permanent U.S. bases in Iraq. "The existence of the permanent bases has been something constructed under the radar, without any attention being paid by the press."
Part 2 continues with an analysis of the Production Sharing Agreements between the U.S. government and Iraq.
Bennis examines the case being built against Iran by the White House in Part 3 of the interview. "Iran remains the sole potential independent regional power with the capacity to challenge U.S. domination in the region."
Part 4, Bennis concludes the interview by stating that the Iraqi people are owed war reparations. Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer denies this, saying, "we must first and foremost look out for safety here in America."
Phyllis Bennis is the author of Before and After: U.S. Foreign Policy and the September 11th Crisis, and Challenging Empire: How People, Governments, and the UN Defy U.S. Power.