Thursday, October 7, 2004

  • Confirming the Obvious: Official U.S. Report Finds Saddam Had No WMDs


    The major U.S. report on Saddam Hussein’s pre-war weapons capacity has concluded Iraq had no weapons of mass destruction at the time of the U.S. invasion, contradicting the Bush administration’s main argument for war. We speak with former Iraqi nuclear scientist, Imad Khadduri. [includes rush transcript]

  • Left Out in Cleveland: Three VP Candidates Speak Out on the Two-Party System


    The restrictive rules agreed to by the Democrats and Republicans in 2004 may change the face of presidential debates for generations to come. They also exclude third party candidates. Today we hear from three VP candidates who were not invited to Cleveland: Pat LaMarche of the Green Party, Libertarian Richard Campagna and Peter Camejo, Ralph Nader’s running mate. [includes rush transcript]

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