Wednesday, March 31, 2004

  • Fmr. FBI Translator: White House Had Intel On Possible Airplane Attack Pre-9/11


    We speak with former FBI translator, Sibel Edmonds, who was hired shortly after Sept. 11 to translate intelligence gathered over the previous year related to the 9/11 attacks. She says the FBI had information that an attack using airplanes was being planned before Sept. 11 and calls Condoleezza Rice’s claim the White House had no specific information on a domestic threat or one involving planes "an outrageous lie." [includes rush transcript]

  • Reporter Apologizes For U.S. Media Iraq Coverage


    We speak with a local Virginia columnist who wrote a column apologizing for the U.S. media’s performance in the run-up to the war on Iraq. In his column "Why the Media Owe You An Apology on Iraq" he specifically cites the New York Times and Washington Post. [includes rush transcript]

  • Robert Fisk: "Most Of The People Dying In Iraq Are Iraqis"


    Veteran Middle East correspondent Robert Fisk reports live from Baghdad. Fisk describes the "grotesque, gruesome, terrible" attacks in Fallujah, the contracted mercenaries that have infiltrated Iraq: "They swagger in and out with heavy weapons, with automatic weapons and pistols as if they’re cowboys" and the deteriorating situation throughout the country: "The violence and the insecurity, the sense of anarchy is greater." [includes rush transcript]

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