Thursday, February 22, 2007

  • Walter Reed Ex-Patient, Wife Speak Out on Poor Conditions at Army’s Top Medical Facility


    The Army’s Vice Chief of Staff General Richard Cody admitted on Wednesday there has been a "breakdown in leadership" at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center. His comments came three days after The Washington Post revealed that hospital rooms at Walter Reed were infested with mouse droppings, cockroaches, stained carpets, rodents and black mold. We speak with a former Walter Reed patient, the wife of another patient, and a reporter who documented the problems at Walter Reed two years ago. [includes rush transcript]

  • The Iraq Effect: New Study Finds 600% Rise in Terrorism Since U.S. Invasion of Iraq


    As the fourth anniversary of the Iraq approaches, a new study by Mother Jones magazine has found that the number of fatal terrorist attacks has increased by over 600 percent since the U.S. invasion. We speak with the study’s co-author, Paul Cruickshank. [includes rush transcript]

  • Is Torture on Hit Fox TV Show "24" Encouraging U.S. Soldiers to Abuse Detainees?


    This past fall, the dean of West Point, Brigadier General Patrick Finnegan, along with experienced military and FBI interrogators and representatives of Human Rights First, met with the creative team behind the hit Fox Television show "24" and told them to stop using torture because American soldiers were copying the show’s tactics. We speak with two of the delegation’s members — former Army interrogator Tony Lagouranis, who served one year in Iraq, and David Danzig, director of the Prime Time Torture Project for Human Rights First. [includes rush transcript]