Monday, November 15, 2004

  • Iran Agrees to Temporarily Suspend Uranium Enrichment


    Iran has agreed to temporarily suspend all activities connected with uranium enrichment as part of a deal with the European Union to avert any U.N. Security Council sanctions. We speak with Iranian professor and former diplomat Mansour Farhang. [includes rush transcript]

  • Fallujah Devastated: Witnesses Describe Humanitarian Crisis and Civilian Death Toll


    The Iraqi city of Fallujah is devastated after a week of intense fighting that has left at least 1200 Iraqis dead. Witnesses describe bloated and decomposing bodies in the streets, smashed homes, ruined mosques and severed power and telephone lines. We go to Baghdad to speak with Dahr Jamail, one of the few independent reporters in Iraq. [includes rush transcript]

  • White House Orders CIA Shakeup to Get Rid of "Soft Leakers and Liberal Democrats"


    Reports have emerged over the weekend that the White House has ordered the new CIA director, Porter Goss, to purge the agency of officers believed to have been disloyal to President George W. Bush or of leaking damaging information to the media about the conduct of the Iraq war and the hunt for Osama bin Laden. We speak with former CIA analyst Melvin Goodman. [includes rush transcript]

  • Noam Chomsky on Yasser Arafat, Iraq and the Draft


    We hear an excerpt of a speech by MIT linguistics professor Noam Chomsky speaking at the 25th Anniversary of Coalition for Peace Action in Princeton. The historian and author spoke about Yasser Arafat, Iraq and the military draft. [includes rush transcript]

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