Friday, May 21, 2004

  • The Truth About Ahmed Chalabi: Why the US Turned Against Their Former Golden Boy—He Was Preparing a Coup


    U.S. troops raided Ahmed Chalabi’s headquarters and home in Baghdad yesterday morning. Chalabi, the head of the Iraqi National Congress, provided false intelligence on Saddam Hussein. Now, this former close ally of the Bush administration has fallen from grace. We speak with journalist Andrew Cockburn of the Independent and Counterpunch. [includes rush transcript]

  • 9-11 Widow Sues the Bush Administration for Intelligence Failures


    Ellen Mariani’s husband Neil died in flight 175 on September 11. Mariani refused a compensation package from the government of up to $1.8 million. Instead, she sued President Bush, Vice President Cheney, Defense Secretary Rumsfeld and other administration officials under RICO-the Racketeering Influenced Corrupt Organizations act. [includes rush transcript]

  • Gore Vidal on the "United States of Amnesia"


    Acclaimed author Gore Vidal’s new book is called "Imperial America: The United States of Amnesia." We spoke with Vidal recently about the Bush administration, historical memory and 9/11. [includes rush transcript]