Wednesday, March 7, 2007

  • Ex-Cheney Chief of Staff Lewis "Scooter" Libby Convicted of Perjury, Obstruction in CIA Leak Trial


    Vice President Cheney’s former chief of staff Lewis "Scooter" Libby is facing up to 25 years in prison following his conviction on Tuesday in the CIA leak case. Jurors found Libby guilty of four felony counts of making false statements to the FBI, lying to a grand jury and obstructing a probe into the leak of Valerie Plame’s identity. Libby is the highest-ranking White House official to be convicted of a felony since the Iran-Contra scandal nearly two decades ago. We get reaction from investigative journalist Murray Waas and blogger and author Marcy Wheeler. [includes rush transcript]

  • Journalist and Author Andrew Cockburn on Donald Rumsfeld: His Rise, Fall and Catastrophic Legacy


    It’s been almost one year since the first of six retired U.S. generals began calling for the departure of former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. Andrew Cockburn is the author of the controversial new biography, "Rumsfeld: His Rise, Fall, and Catastrophic Legacy." Cockburn talks about Rumsfeld’s role in the Iraq War, his links to the torture of prisoners at Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib, his time as a pharmaceutical executive, and his tenuous relationship with George H.W. Bush. [includes rush transcript]

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