Tuesday, August 10, 2004

  • Did the White House Sabotage the War on Terror by Leaking the Name of an al Qaeda Double Agent?


    Pakistan and Britain are accusing the Bush administration of undermining its fight against al Qaeda by revealing the name of computer expert Mohammad Naeem Noor Khan while he was still working as an undercover double agent. We speak with Middle East expert and online blogger Juan Cole. [includes rush transcript]

  • Bush on Native American Issues: "Tribal Sovereignty Means That. It’s Sovereign"


    When President Bush was questioned about tribal sovereignty in the 21st century at a gathering of minority journalists he responded: "Tribal sovereignty means that. It’s sovereign. You’re a ... you’re a ... you’ve been given sovereignty and you’re viewed as a sovereign entity." Jesse Jackson makes light of Bush’s remarks at the conference and we speak with Mark Trahant, the reporter who asked Bush the question. [includes rush transcript]

  • Salman Rushdie on Terrorism, Intellectual freedom and the Patriot Act


    Salman Rushdie, one of the most highly acclaimed writers in the world, discusses the Bush administration, civil liberties and war in a rare appearance in New York. Rushdie was forced into hiding and lived underground for many years after Iran issued a fatwa calling for his death following the publication of his controversial novel The Satanic Verses. [includes rush transcript]

  • Time Reporter Refuses To Testify in Case of Outted CIA Operative


    We speak with journalist David Corn of The Nation about the case of Time magazine reporter Mathew Cooper. A federal judge in Washington is him in contempt of court and has ordered him jailed for refusing to name the government officials who disclosed the identity of undercover CIA operative Valerie Plame. [includes rush transcript]

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