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Friday, October 1, 2004

  • Robert Fisk on the Presidential Debate, Iraq, Palestine and the International Criminal Court

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    As the civilian death toll in Iraq, Palestine and Israel rises, Bush and Kerry face off in the first presidential debate. The debate focused on foreign policy, as agreed by both campaigns and Iraq clearly dominated the discussion. We hear excerpts of the debate and speak with longtime Middle East correspondent Robert Fisk of the London Independent about the invasion and occupation of Iraq, "democracy" in Afghanistan, the Occupied Territories of Palestine–which were never mentioned in the debate–and Bush’s blanket refusal to join the International Criminal Court. [includes rush transcript]

  • Kerry Blasts Bush on North Korea, Pledges Direct Negotiations if Elected

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    While most of the presidential debate focused on Iraq, Bush and Kerry clashed on an issue the Kerry campaign has increasingly been raising: the issue of North Korea’s nuclear weapons and U.S. strategy in negotiations with Pyunyang. We speak with independent journalist Tim Shorrock. [includes rush transcript]

  • Candidates Briefly Debate Sudan Policy But Where Was the Discussion of the Coup in Haiti?

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    Both Sen. Kerry and President Bush admitted genocide is taking place in Sudan during the debate but differed on how to tackle the issue. Neither candidate mentioned the bloody coup in Haiti or the current humanitarian disaster befallen the country. We speak with TransAfrica president Bill Fletcher. [includes rush transcript]