Tuesday, November 29, 2005

  • Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist Seymour Hersh on Where the Iraq War is Headed Next

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    We speak with investigative journalist Seymour Hersh of The New Yorker magazine about his new article, "Up in the Air: Where is the Iraq War Headed Next?" Hersh discusses the ongoing debate in Washington over the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq, how President Bush is "impervious to political pressure" in his Iraq policy, the capability of the U.S. Army to sustain two or three more years of combat in Iraq and how a reduction of U.S. troops would be replaced by American airpower–which could lead to even more Iraqi fatalities. [includes rush transcript]

  • Al Jazeera in the Crosshairs: Did Bush Really Want to Bomb the Arabic TV Network’s Headquarters in 2004?

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    The Arabic satellite network Al Jazeera continues to search for answers over reports President Bush wanted to bomb its headquarters in Doha. We speak with Democracy Now! correspondent Jeremy Scahill about the Bush administration’s attacks on Al Jazeera and Dima Tahboub, the widow of Al Jazeera Baghdad reporter, Tareq Ayoub, who was killed April 8th, 2003 when the U.S. military bombed the network’s office in Iraq. She is considering suing the US government for her husband’s death. [includes rush transcript]

  • Coloradans File Federal Lawsuit Charging White House Staffers with Unlawful Removal During Bush "Town-Hall-Style" Event

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    Two Denver residents filed a federal lawsuit last week after being forcibly removed in March 2005 from an event with President Bush for their perceived political views. We speak with Alex Young and Leslie Weise about the details of the case. [includes rush transcript]

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