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Wednesday, February 21, 2007

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  • 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 1st place, Tommie Smith, talks about that moment and his new autobiography, "Silent Gesture." [includes rush transcript]

  • As Nuclear Deadline Passes, US 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 UN for Iran to freeze its uranium enrichment program expires today. Meanwhile Iran has accused the US of backing a bomb attack that killed 11 Revolutionary Guards, just one week after the US accused Iran of supplying bombs targeting US troops in Iraq. We speak with retired Air Force Colonel Sam Gardiner. [includes rush transcript]