Dear Democracy Now! Visitor: We are an independent, ad-free daily news program that serves millions of viewers and listeners each month. In this US election year, Democracy Now! is more important than ever. For 20 years, we’ve put a spotlight on corporate and government abuses of power. We lift up the stories of ordinary people working to make change in extraordinary times. We do all of this with just a fraction of the budget and staff of a commercial news show. We do it without ads, corporate sponsorship or government funding. How is this possible? Only with your support. A generous funder will match your donation dollar for dollar if you donate right now. That means when you give $10, your donation will be worth $20. Pretty exciting, right? So, if you've been waiting to make your contribution to Democracy Now!, today is your day. It takes just a couple of minutes to make sure that Democracy Now! is there for you every day.

Your Donation: $

Christopher Hitchens On Iraq

February 10, 1999
Story
WATCH FULL SHOW

U.S. fighter jets once again pounded Iraq today, this time firing against Iraqi air defense sites in the Southern no-fly zone of the country. The U.S. Defense Department said that the U.S. warplanes fired precision bombs against surface-to-air missile sites early this morning when Iraqi jets violated the no-fly airspace.

Yesterday, Iraq said its air defenses had hit a Western plane. The United States denied that report. Today, a look at the chronology of war and impeachment: how U.S. attacks on Iraq and the impeachment process played out.

Guest:

  • Christopher Hitchens, Contributing Editor for The Nation and Vanity Fair magazines.

Related link:


The original content of this program is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. Please attribute legal copies of this work to democracynow.org. Some of the work(s) that this program incorporates, however, may be separately licensed. For further information or additional permissions, contact us.