Scooter Libby went from being Chief of Staff to Vice President Cheney, and Assistant to President George W. Bush to being tried for perjury and obstruction of justice. Today and for most of the last two decades he has been with the Hudson Institute, a national security think tank, where he is senior vice president, leading the Institute on national security and defense issues.
Recently Libby spoke with Roger Aronoff, the Executive Director and Editor of the Citizens Commission on National Security, in an extensive interview that covered a variety of topics, including Libby’s 2007 prosecution for his alleged role in the Joe Wilson/Valerie Plame controversy over the origins of the reasons the U.S. went into Iraq following the terrorist attacks of 9/11, as well as Libby’s views on several international hotspots and their implications for U.S. national security. Aronoff wrote an article in 2011 about the Libby case in the context of a very dishonest 2011 movie called “Fair Game,” starring Sean Penn and Naomi Watts as Joe Wilson and Valerie Plame.
Solomon introduces Aronoff’s interview with Scooter Libby, and you can listen to it all here: