Tuesday, October 2, 2007

  • Seymour Hersh: White House Intensifying Plans to Attack Iran

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    In his latest article in The New Yorker magazine, investigative journalist Seymour Hersh reports there has been a significant increase in the tempo of planning for war with Iran inside the Bush administration. Hersh says the White House recently requested the Joint Chiefs of Staff redraw longstanding plans for a possible attack. Hersh also reports the Bush administration’s rationale for bombing Iran has shifted from Iran’s alleged nuclear weapons program to Iran’s role in Iraq. [includes rush transcript]

  • EXCLUSIVE: Venezuelan Foreign Minister on Iran Ties, Oil Prices, Biofuels and How the U.S. Media "Tries to Manipulate U.S. Opinion"

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    Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez didn’t come to the United Nations this week for the annual General Assembly meeting. Instead, Venezuela’s foreign minister, Nicolás Maduro Moros, traveled to New York, where he will address the body this afternoon. In a U.S. national broadcast exclusive, Foreign Minister Maduro Moros joins us to talk about Venezuela’s ties with Iran, oil prices, biofuels and his message to the United Nations this year. [includes rush transcript]