Friday, June 4, 2004

  • Fall Guy for the Bush Regime? CIA Director George Tenet Resigns

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    Geoge Tenet resigned as director of the Central Intelligence Agency for "personal reasons," but many analysts say that Tenet is a fall guy for an administration plagued by accusations of misconduct. We speak with two longtime CIA analysts, Mel Goodman and Ray McGovern.

  • Imperial America: Gore Vidal Reflects on the United States of Amnesia

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    In his latest book Imperial America: Reflections on the United States of Amnesia acclaimed author Gore Vidal writes that, "Not since the 1846 attack on Mexico in order to seize California has an American government been so nakedly predatory." Gore Vidal joins us in our firehouse studio to discuss President Bush, elections and much more. [includes rush transcript]

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