Tuesday, February 26, 2008

  • "Taxi to the Dark Side": Exposé on US Abuses in "War on Terror" Wins Oscar for Best Documentary


    Alex Gibney joins us to talk about his Academy Award win for his documentary Taxi to the Dark Side. The film investigates some of the most egregious abuses associated with the so-called “war on terror.” [includes rush transcript]

  • Noam Chomsky: Why is Iraq Missing from 2008 Presidential Race?


    In a major address, Noam Chomsky says there has been little change in the conventional debate over a US invasion abroad: from Vietnam to Iraq, the two main political parties and political pundits differ only on the tactics of US goals, which are assumed to be legitimate. On the other hand, public opposition to war has also remained consistent, Chomsky says, but, whether Iraqi or American, ignored. [includes rush transcript]

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