Wednesday, July 30, 2003

  • Assassination as Foreign Policy, Should the U.S. Kill Saddam Hussein?


    The U.S. hunt for the former Iraqi president intensified yesterday near Tikrit as troops carried out dozens of raids. Democracy Now! hosts a debate between National Security Law director Robert Turner and Marjorie Cohn of the Thomas Jefferson School of law on whether the U.S. should assassinate Saddam as they did to his sons last week.

  • Ex-Diplomat Joseph Wilson: Bush May Start Another War in 2004 To Win The Election


    Former U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Joseph Wilson predicts the situation in Iraq will deteriorate so much over the next year Bush may resort to start another war in order to win the 2004 election. Wilson is the retired diplomat who visited Niger in a CIA-sponsored trip last year during which he determined the alleged Iraq-Niger uranium deal was bogus. His conclusion was ignored by the Bush White House.

  • U.S. Prison Population Jumps 3.7% to 2 Million; Increase of 700 Inmates Every Week


    The rapid increase comes at a time when crime is decreasing and state budget deficits are soaring. We speak with the Justice Policy Institute’s Michael Blain.

  • Over 200 WTO Protesters Arrested in Montreal


    The mini-ministerial meeting in Montreal is a prelude to a much bigger WTO gathering this September where all 146 members will meet in Cancun, Mexico. We speak with Margrete Strand of Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch.

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