Friday, November 5, 2004

  • Fmr. CPA Adviser on Iraq Invasion: "One of the Most Irresponsible Exhibitions of Poor Planning In Recent History"


    We speak with Larry Diamond, a fellow at the Hoover Institution who served as senior adviser to the Coalition Provisional Authority in Baghdad from January to April 2004 at the invitation of National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice. He blasts the Bush administration’s handling of the invasion and calls for Defense Secretary Rumsfeld to be fired and the entire Pentagon leadership to be changed. [includes rush transcript]

  • Arafat in Coma "Between Life and Death"


    As conflicting reports emerge about the condition of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, we take a look at the implications of his death on the Middle East. We speak with Palestinian Stanford University professor Khalil Barhoum, Israeli professor Neve Gordon and we go to Ramallah to speak with Israeli journalist Amira Hass. [includes rush transcript]

  • Ballot Initiative to Ease California "Three Strikes Law" Fails to Pass


    Proposition 66, which sought to ease California’s three-strikes law, failed to pass on November 2nd. We speak with LaDoris Cordell, a retired Superior Court Judge who spent 19 years on the bench in Santa Clara County. [includes rush transcript]

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