What was Pete Buttigieg doing in Iraq?: US gov whistleblower on war profiteering and corruption


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What was Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg doing in his safe house in Iraq — and why is he hiding it? Max Blumenthal and Ben Norton speak with Peter Van Buren, a longtime US State Department employee turned whistleblower.

Van Buren explains how corporate contractors profited from the war and built a shielded bubble of corruption in Baghdad's Green Zone. We also address McKinsey & Company's work with the CIA and Mayor Pete's links to American intelligence agencies.

Peter Van Buren's website: https://wemeantwell.com/blog/the-author/

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