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Wednesday, April 28, 2004

  • Dems Ignore Negroponte’s Death Squad Past, Look to Confirm Iraq Appointment


    At a Senate hearing on the appointment of John Negroponte to the U.S. embassy in Baghdad, Negroponte was never questioned about supporting widespread campaigns of terror and human rights abuses as ambassador to Honduras. We speak to a priest and a nun who lived in Latin America in the early 1980s as well as a human rights activist who disrupted Negroponte at the Senate hearing. [includes rush transcript]

  • "This Is The Massacre, The Holocaust That We Are Seeing In Fallujah"–U.S. Bombards Iraqi Town


    US aircraft and artillery bombarded Fallujah yesterday in one of the heaviest assaults of the Iraqi town since the US siege three weeks ago. We go to Fallujah to get a report from a journalist embedded with U.S. troops and we speak with CorpWatch’s Pratap Chatterjee, recently returned from Iraq, about Iraqi resistance, private military contractors and the kidnapping of his cameraman. [includes rush transcript]

  • Damascus Gunbattle Kills Four After Bombing In Diplomatic Quarter


    At least four people were killed yesterday in an unprecedented clash between Syrian police and a team of bombers in the Syrian capital of Damascus. We speak with British journalist and Syria expert Patrick Seale who says, "It is not clear whether this was a failed attempt at something bigger, or in fact it was something bigger, which has since been covered up." [includes rush transcript]

  • Cheney Secrecy Case: Is the Supreme Court Allowing the US to Turn Into an Elected Dictatorship?


    The Supreme Court hinted yesterday it will allow Vice President Dick Cheney to keep secret papers from his energy task force. In yesterday’s New York Times Paul Krugman argued this would mean the Bush administration has cretaed an "elected dictatorship: a system in which the president, once in office, can do whatever he likes, and isn’t obliged to consult or inform either Congress or the public." [includes rush transcript]