SOPHIE SHEVARDNADZE: U.S Presidential candidate from the Green Party Jill Stein. Welcome to the show it’s really great to have you with us.
JILL STEIN: It’s great to be with you Sophie
SHEVARDNADZE: So let’s start with you. You have said that you would shut down the U.S military bases around the world. You said you would pursue nuclear disarmament and end American involvement everywhere. President Obama made similar pledges about Iraq, about Afghanistan, about Guantanamo. Why wasn’t he able to fulfill his promises?
Jill: Well he has said many things in many areas. He has promised he would be a friend to working people, that he would be a friend to the climate and the environment and in fact the first thing he did when he got to office was bail out Wall Street when everyday people badly needed his help. He’s been a very compromised person from the beginning and he’s come up through a system that selects people who are willing to basically sell their soul. He works for a party that is funded by predatory banks and fossil fuel companies and war profiteers. So his hands are tied from the get go.