Wednesday, February 21, 2007

  • Britain Announces Partial Withdrawal from Iraq


    British Prime Minister Tony Blair has announced plans for the withdrawal of an initial 1,600 British troops from Iraq. We go to London to get reaction from distinguished British politician Tony Benn. [includes rush transcript]

  • Silent Gesture: Gold Medalist Tommie Smith on His Historic Black Power Salute at 1968 Olympics


    The raised fists of two African-American Olympic medal winners at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City is one of the most iconic images of our time. The man standing on the podium in first place, Tommie Smith, talks about that moment and his new autobiography, "Silent Gesture." [includes rush transcript]

  • As Nuclear Deadline Passes, U.S. and Iran Trade Accusations of Bombing Involvement


    The White House has dismissed a suggestion from Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad that Iran would close its nuclear facilities as long as Western nations did the same. His comments came as a deadline set by the U.N. for Iran to freeze its uranium enrichment program expires today. Meanwhile, Iran has accused the U.S. of backing a bomb attack that killed 11 Revolutionary Guards, just one week after the U.S. accused Iran of supplying bombs targeting U.S. troops in Iraq. We speak with retired Air Force Colonel Sam Gardiner. [includes rush transcript]

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