Scott Ritter, former UN Chief Weapons Inspector in Iraq, is coming to the Big Picture Theater in Waitsfield on November 18th at 7pm. He will speak about his concerns regarding Iran, the Bush administration’s current policies and covert actions, and the very real risk we face of a war with Iran should these policies continue.

Drawing from his new book, he claims that the Bush Administration is determined to wage war against Iran. "Target Iran: The Truth about the White House’s Plans for Regime Change," is a “national intelligence assessment” of the drive to war, exploring the development of the Iranian nuclear program and the geopolitical factors that are driving it.

Ritter’s message is especially poignant in light of the accuracy of his assessment of Iraq before the 2003 invasion and occupation. Based on his inspection experience, he accurately argued that Iraq possessed no WMDs and that the pretext for war was based on a lie. He sees the same dynamics at work now, charging the Bush administration with “fear-inducing rhetoric” to “hype up a nonexistent threat while leading America and the world down the path of yet another war of aggression in Iran.” Writing in Target Iran, Ritter adds “Such a course of action will make even the historical mistake we made in Iraq pale by comparison.”

Scott Ritter is a former Marine intelligence officer and a veteran of the first Gulf War. He served as a UN weapons inspector in Iraq from 1991 to 1998. As an expert on arms control, he has addressed governments around the world as well as being a frequent guest on radio and TV talk shows. In the lead up to the attack on Iraq, Ritter openly questioned whether Iraq had any weapons of mass destruction. He is the author of several other books including "Frontier Justice: WMDs and the Bushwhacking of America,” and "Iraq Confidential.”

Come hear this dynamic and well-informed speaker present his views
on Iran, its nuclear program, and the past and current role(s) of
the United States.

***Scott Ritter will also be speaking in Burlington Friday evening November 17th at the Unitarian Church, sponsored by the Peace and Justice Center.