TALK SHOW WITH HARPER SIMON | EPISODE 34

Fmr. CIA Director James Woolsey on WMDs in Iraq, Obama, ISIS, and Edward Snowden

ISIS and how Obama is responsible for the chaos in Iraq, the failure of the Iran nuclear talks, and why Edward Snowden is the worst kind of traitor is explained by former CIA director James Woolsey.


Guest Bio

James Woolsey is a Venture Partner with Lux Capital Management. He also Chairs the Board of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.

Mr. Woolsey currently chairs the Strategic Advisory Group of the Washington, D.C. private equity fund, Paladin Capital Group, chairs the Advisory Board of the Opportunities Development Group, and he is Of Counsel to the Washington, D.C. office of the Boston-based law firm, Goodwin Procter. In the above capacities he specializes in a range of alternative energy and security issues.

Mr. Woolsey previously served in the U.S. Government on five different occasions, where he held Presidential appointments in two Republican and two Democratic administrations, most recently (1993-95) as Director of Central Intelligence. From July 2002 to March 2008 Mr. Woolsey was a Vice President and officer of Booz Allen Hamilton, and then a Venture Partner with VantagePoint Venture Partners of San Bruno, California until January 2011. He was also previously a partner at the law firm of Shea & Gardner in Washington, DC, now Goodwin Procter, where he practiced for 22 years in the fields of civil litigation, arbitration, and mediation.


ISIS and how Obama is responsible for the chaos in Iraq, the failure of the Iran nuclear talks, and why Edward Snowden is the worst kind of traitor is explained by former CIA director James Woolsey. The post 9/11 rush to war in Iraq, Hillary Clinton’s potential for international diplomacy, the propaganda that steers public opinion against Israel in their ongoing crisis with Palestinians, and the future of renewable energy (with Saudi cooperation) is all discussed and debated with Harper Simon on this uncensored episode of Talk Show.