I’m privileged today to have Stansfield Smith as guest. Stansfield Smith is a longtime anti-war and solidarity activist. He’s written for the Monthly Review and he recently returned from North Korea and has written about his experience in CounterPunch (www.counterpunch.org).
Welcome, Stansfield Smith.
Stansfield: Thank you for having me on your show.
Blase: Well, it’s a pleasure. You ask a question here, “Does Obama Want More War,” and then you give us a little background on that war from 1950 to 1953. I guess I just have to tell you my personal interest and that I received my honorable discharge from the United States Marine Corps Reserve in March of 1950 and the war started three months later and I can’t help but think of how many of the young people I knew who went over there didn’t come back. And here I was resigned and retired at that time. So it’s a very strong, personal interest to me.