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Thursday, August 23, 2007

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  • Bush Invokes Vietnam to Argue Against U.S. Troop Withdrawal from Iraq

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    President Bush warned Wednesday that a withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq would lead to mass bloodshed similar to what happened in Southeast Asia after the Vietnam War. He urged critics of the current war to "learn something from history" and "resist the allure of retreat." We speak with historian and investigative journalist, Gareth Porter. [includes rush transcript]

  • War Resister Camilo Mejia Elected to Chair Iraq Veterans Against the War, Group Encouraging War Resistance

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    Members of Iraq Veterans Against the War voted this weekend to launch a campaign encouraging U.S. troops to engage in war resistance. To underscore the point, the group elected Sergeant Camilo Mejia to chair of its board of directors. Mejia is the first U.S. combat veteran to publicly refuse to redeploy to Iraq. He is author of a new book about his experience, "The Road from ar Ramadi: The Private Rebellion of Camilo Mejia." [includes rush transcript]

  • Attorneys Seek New Trial for Cuban Five

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    Attorneys for the Cuban Five argued on Monday before a federal appeals court that the jailed men deserve another trial. The men were arrested in 1998 and convicting of spying for the Cuban government three years later. We speak with attorney Leonard Weinglass. [includes rush transcript]