Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2009/01/14/Uncommon_Knowledge_James_Woolsey
Former CIA director James Woolsey rejects the notion that the invasion of Iraq has triggered the end of neoconservativism in American politics, and argues the Iraq War was not a mistake.
James Woolsey discusses the failure of the intelligence community in the run-up to the Iraq war and considers Barack Obama’s selection of Leon Panetta to head the CIA in light of the historical relationship between the president and the CIA director.
He outlines the challenges the intelligent community faces in what he calls America’s war against “theocratic totalitarianism.”
Finally, he asserts that it is imperative for us to destroy oil as a strategic commodity — not only for our security but also for the good of the planet – Hoover Institution
Robert James Woolsey is vice president of the consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton and an officer in its global resilience practice.
Previously, Woolsey served as director of the Central Intelligence Agency and delegate-at-large to the US-Soviet Strategic Arms Reduction Talks and Nuclear and Space Arms Talks. He has also been a partner in the law firm of Shea & Gardner in Washington, DC.
Woolsey is currently co-chairman (with former Secretary of State George Shultz) of the Committee on the Present Danger, as well as chairman of the advisory boards of the Clean Fuels Foundation and the New Uses Council and a trustee of the Center for Strategic & International Studies and the Center for Strategic & Budgetary Assessments. He also serves on the National Commission on Energy Policy.
Peter M. Robinson is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, where he writes about business and politics, edits Hoover’s quarterly journal, the Hoover Digest, and hosts Hoover’s television program, Uncommon Knowledge. Robinson is also the author of three books: How Ronald Reagan Changed My Life; It’s My Party: A Republican’s Messy Love Affair with the GOP; and the best-selling business book Snapshots from Hell: The Making of an MB.