Thursday, February 12, 2004

  • Bush Appoints Iran-Contra Figure To Head Up Iraq "Intelligence" Probe

    Silberman

    We take an in-depth look at Judge Laurence Silberman, the man President Bush appointed as co-chair of the commission to investigate intelligence failures prior to the Iraq invasion. Silberman is a longtime Republican operative who is said to have orchestrated President Reagan’s "October Surprise," overturned Oliver North’s Iran-Contra conviction and helped pursue sexual misconduct allegations against President Clinton. [includes transcript]

  • Author Dilip Hiro On Operation Iraqi Freedom and the Collapse of American Power in the Middle East

    Hiro

    We take a look at the U.S. occupation of Iraq with Dilip Hiro, a longtime journalist and the author of 25 books including the newly published "Secrets and Lies: Operation Iraqi Freedom and the Collapse of American Power in the Middle East." [includes transcript]

  • Is Washington Backing Another Coup in Haiti?

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    Up to 40 people have been killed in Haiti as anti-government gangs and militias work to overthrow the government of Jean Bertrand Aristide. We discuss the causes of the recent violence and examine what role the U.S. is playing in the current events in the country. [includes transcript]

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