Scott Ritter Tonight
Former weapons inspector to talk at Friends Meeting House.
By Richard Whittaker,
10:20AM, Fri. Feb. 22, 2008
For those of you starting to think that Barack Obama is the only game in town, you can make other plans for tonight: Scott Ritter, the former United Nations chief weapons inspector in Iraq as part of the United Nations Special Commission (UNSCOM), will be in Austin as part of the U.S Tour of Duty.
Ritter and Iraq Veterans Against the War member Hart Viges be at the Friends Meeting House, 3701 E. MLK, Jr., at 7.30pm, to discuss U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East and take part in a Q&A. The event is sponsored by IVAW and Code Pink, and a $10 donation is suggested.
Ritter, if you need reminding, was the expert that said before the 2003 invasion of Iraq that the US was abusing their reports to legitimize 'regime change.' He was also the expert who explained how Iraq's non-compliance with UN restrictions was not the same as having a working weapon's program. Recently, he's been concentrating on U.S. policy towards Iran, and why, as he said, "We are seeing history repeat itself."