Monday, September 24, 2007

  • Alan Greenspan vs. Naomi Klein on the Iraq War, Bush’s Tax Cuts, Economic Populism, Crony Capitalism and More


    In a Democracy Now! exclusive debate, former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan and journalist Naomi Klein square off on the Iraq War, oil, President Bush tax cuts, Social Security, economic populism in Latin America, corruption and crony capitalism. Greenspan headed the central bank in the United States for almost two decades. He has written a new 500-page memoir titled "The Age of Turbulence: Adventures in a New World." At one point in the debate, Klein asks Greenspan, "The policies that you pursued — deregulation, privatization, free trade — have contributed to this extraordinary division of income that is really the fuel for this economic populism that you’re now denouncing. Aren’t you the one that has caused this crisis of faith in capitalism?" [includes rush transcript]

  • Blackwater Back on Patrol in Baghdad as Shootings Probe Continues


    On Monday, the Iraqi government said it will await the outcome of an investigation into last Sunday’s killing of at least 11 people by Blackwater USA in Baghdad before taking any action against the company. The statement comes one day after Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said the shooting deaths pose "a serious challenge to the sovereignty of Iraq." We speak with Jeremy Scahill, author of "Blackwater: the Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army." [includes rush transcript]

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