Wednesday, November 17, 2004

  • Red Cross Estimates 800 Iraqi Civilians Killed in Fallujah


    Red Cross officials in Iraq are now estimating 800 Iraqi civilians have been killed during the siege on Fallujah. We go to Baghdad to speak with independent journalist Dahr Jamail who broke the story. [includes rush transcript]

  • Family of Aid Worker Margaret Hassan Believed Executed: "Our Hearts Are Broken"


    Aid worker Margaret Hassan is believed to have been executed in Iraq. She was kidnapped a month ago in Baghdad. We’ll speak to Denis Halliday, the former head of the UN Humanitarian Program in Iraq. [includes rush transcript]

  • Fmr. Iraq Oil-For Food Head: Kofi Annan "Should Open the Doors, Open the Files"


    Denis Halliday, the former head of the UN Humanitarian Program in Iraq during the Oil-for-Food program discusses the brewing scandal at the UN, which is facing widespread charges of bribery, corruption and is accused of a cover-up. [includes rush transcript]

  • Why Isn’t Kerry Using $50M Unspent Campaign Money to Fund Recounts?


    Third-party candidates are requesting recounts in swing states as reports of widespread voting problems and malfunctions in electronic voting machines continue to emerge. Meanwhile, Democratic candidate John Kerry is sitting on over $50 million in unspent campaign funds, which could be used to fund recount efforts. We speak with Green Party presidential candidate David Cobb. [includes rush transcript]

  • U.S. Operating Secret 'Torture Flights'


    The Sunday Times of London is reporting that it has obtained evidence that the US government is leasing a special Gulfstream Jet to transport detained suspects to other nations that routinely use torture in their prisons. We speak with the reporter who broke the story. [includes rush transcript]

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