Hello! You are part of a community of millions who seek out Democracy Now! each month for ad-free daily news you can trust. Maybe you come for our daily headlines. Maybe you come for our in-depth stories that expose corporate and government abuses of power and lift up the voices of ordinary people working to make change in extraordinary times. We produce all of this news at a fraction of the budget of a commercial news operation. We do this without ads, government funding or corporate sponsorship. How? This model of news depends on support from viewers and listeners like you. Today, less than 1% of our visitors support Democracy Now! with a donation each year. If even 3% of our website visitors donated just $10 per month, we could cover our basic operating expenses for a year. Pretty amazing right? If you visit us daily or weekly or even just once a month, now is a great time to make a monthly contribution.

Your Donation: $
Tuesday, August 27, 2002 FULL SHOW | HEADLINES | NEXT: Over 100 Immigrant Airport Workers Are Detained in...
2002-08-27

U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark Visits the Iraqi Hospital Where Casualties From a Recent U.S. Bombing Raid Were Taken, and Debates the Pentagon

DONATE →
This is viewer supported news

The Iraqi military says a U.S.-British air raid in southern Iraq on Sunday left eight civilians dead and nine wounded.

The U.S. Central Command in Florida said coalition aircraft used precision-guided weapons to strike two air defense radar systems near the Basra province (south of Baghdad) "in response to recent Iraqi hostile acts against coalition aircraft monitoring the Southern No-Fly Zone."

Iraq said U.S. and British warplanes attacked civilian targets in the south of the country Monday for the second consecutive day. A civilian was injured.

U.S. officials have said they have no way of confirming or denying Iraqi claims of casualties. They say coalition aircraft "never target civilian populations or infrastructure and go to painstaking lengths to avoid injury to civilians and damage to civilian facilities."

Guests:

  • Ramsey Clark, former US Attorney General, speaking from Basra City.
  • Lieutenant Colonel David Lapan, Pentagon spokesperson.

Related link:

Recent Shows More

Full News Hour

Stories


Creative Commons License 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.