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Wednesday, April 14, 2004

  • Bush Vows to Stay in Iraq But Offers No Strategy To Improve Situation

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    Bush began his third prime time news conference Tuesday with a 17-minute speech that focused almost exclusively on Iraq. As the US death toll continues to experiences a dramatic rise, the president rejected comparisons of Iraq to Vietnam and characterized the uprising there as a "power grab." [includes rush transcript]

  • Bush Questioned About 9/11, Testifying With Cheney

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    After his opening remarks, many of the questions directed at Bush focused on 9/11. We speak with one of the reporters usually prevented from asking questions at the president’s tightly-controlled press conferences–Rusell Mokhiber as well as investigative journalist Robert Dreyfuss.

  • Former FBI Director Blasts Ashcroft For Ignoring Terrorist Threat Warnings

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    In another series of high-profile hearings before the 9/11 commission Attorney General John Ashcroft sharply countered former acting director of the FBI, Thomas Pickard who criticized his handling of terrorist threat warnings in the months before Sept. 11. We speak with David Sirota of the Center for American Progress. [includes rush transcript]

  • Ashcroft Says Patriot Act, Immigrant Detentions Strengthened War on Terror

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    In addition to laying blame for counterterrorism failures on the Clinton administration, Ashcroft also defended the controverisal Patriot Act, as well as the Detain and Clear policy for immigrants. We speak with Kate Martin of the Center for National Security Studies. [includes rush transcript]