9/11 Topics

Democracy Now!’s coverage of the 9/11 attacks and their aftermath, including the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the development of the "war on terror," Guantanamo Bay and the USA PATRIOT Act.

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  • From Sydney to San Francisco, Tokyo to Santiago, New York, Madrid, London and Rome, millions take to the streets to mark the first anniversary of the Iraq war. We hear the sounds and voices from cities across the globe. [includes transcript]
    March 22, 2004 | Story
  • New York City workers and residents are suing the Environmental Protection Agency for failing to protect people from the poor air quality in the days and weeks following the World Trade Center attacks, accusing then-EPA head Christine Todd Whitman of "a shockingly deliberate indifference to human health." [includes transcript]
    March 11, 2004 | Story
  • On October 9, 2002 Senator John Kerry voted in favor of the invasion of Iraq. His friend and fellow Vietnam veteran Brian Willson soon penned an open letter to Kerry to express his disappointment that Kerry went from an ardent opponent of the Vietnam War to a support of a preemptive attack on Iraq. We speak to Willson. [includes transcript]
    February 20, 2004 | Story
  • President Bush claimed in his 2002 State of the Union address that the U.S. discovered in Afghanistan detailed plans of U.S. nuclear plants. The Bush administration was forced to admit this week that the claim was not based on factual evidence after the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said there was no evidence any such plans were found in Afghanistan. [Includes transcript]
    February 13, 2004 | Story
  • We take an in-depth look at Judge Laurence Silberman, the man President Bush appointed as co-chair of the commission to investigate intelligence failures prior to the Iraq invasion. Silberman is a longtime Republican operative who is said to have orchestrated President Reagan’s "October Surprise," overturned Oliver North’s Iran-Contra conviction and helped pursue sexual misconduct allegations against President Clinton....
    February 12, 2004 | Story
  • In a rare one-on-one interview with Tim Russert, Bush defends his record as his national poll ratings sink to new lows. We get response from Boston Globe reporter Walter Robinson who exposed that Bush missed a year of service in the National Guard, and Robert and Christopher Scheer, co-authors of "The Five Biggest Lies Bush Told Us About Iraq." [Includes transcript]
    February 09, 2004 | Story
  • Former CIA analyst Melvin Goodman and Mother Jones reporter Robert Dreyfuss discuss George Tenet’s speech and examine the role of the Pentagon’s secretive Office of Special Plans in the lead-up to the invasion of Iraq. [includes transcript]
    February 06, 2004 | Story
  • A district judge ruled unconstitutional one provision of the USA Patriot Act that bans certain types of support for terrorist groups saying the law was so vague that it risked running afoul of the First Amendment. We speak with the attorney who argued the case. [includes transcript]
    January 27, 2004 | Story
  • As polls open in the nation’s first primary, nearly all the Democratic candidates are calling on President Bush to offer an explanation for his false claims about Iraq possessing weapons of mass destruction. But five of the candidates made similar claims in the past. Correspondent Jeremy Scahill in NH confronts the candidates about the discrepancy between what they said then and now. [includes transcript]
    January 27, 2004 | Story
  • We speak with Sam Husseini of the Institute for Public Accuracy, which has released a list showing that five of the Democratic presidential contenders at one point publicly said Iraq had weapons of mass destruction. [includes transcript]
    January 27, 2004 | Story