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  • We speak with independent journalist Reese Erlich about his report on Iranian Kurdish guerrillas based among their Kurdish brethren in northern Iraq. Erlich writes, "Kurdish and American sources say the United States has been supporting guerrilla raids against Iran, channeling the money through organizations in Iraqi Kurdistan." [includes rush transcript]
    March 27, 2007 | Story
  • After six weeks in a Texas immigration jail, a nine-year-old Canadian citizen and his Iranian parents were released and allowed back into Canada last night. Canadian immigration authorities have granted the boy’s parents temporary residency. We speak with their attorney. [includes rush transcript]
    March 22, 2007 | Story
  • Three weeks after Democracy Now! first aired the voice of a nine-year-old Canadian boy named Kevin being held in a U.S. immigration prison, the Canadian government has taken steps to allow the boy and his Iranian parents back into Canada. We get an update on Kevin’s story. [includes rush transcript]
    March 15, 2007 | Story
  • We spend the hour with General Wesley Clark, the retired four-star general. He was the Supreme Allied Commander of NATO during the Kosovo War. In 2004, he unsuccessfully ran for the Democratic presidential nomination. Clark talks about his opposition to a U.S. attack on Iran; the impeachment of President Bush; the use of cluster bombs; the bombing of Radio Television Serbia in the Kosovo War under his command; U.S. servicemembers refusing...
    March 02, 2007 | Story
  • Investigative reporter Seymour Hersh joins us to talk about his explosive new article in The New Yorker magazine. Hersh reports that John Negroponte’s decision to resign as national intelligence director was made in part because of the Bush administration’s covert actions including the indirect funding of radical Sunni groups — some with ties to al-Qaeda — to counter Shiite groups backed by Iran. Hersh also reports the...
    February 28, 2007 | Story
  • As Seymour Hersh reports the Pentagon has created a special panel to plan a bombing attack on Iran, we examine how the Bush administration ignored a secret offer to negotiate with Iran in 2003. We speak with the National Iranian American Council’s Trita Parsi, a former aide to Republican congressman Bob Ney. [includes rush transcript]
    February 26, 2007 | Story
  • Faced with the possibility of a U.S. attack, how are the Iranian people responding to the latest developments? And how has U.S. policy in the Middle East shaped Iranian public opinion? We speak with Hani Mansourian, a master’s student in international affairs at Columbia University. [includes rush transcript]
    February 26, 2007 | Story
  • The White House has dismissed a suggestion from Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad that Iran would close its nuclear facilities as long as Western nations did the same. His comments came as a deadline set by the U.N. for Iran to freeze its uranium enrichment program expires today. Meanwhile, Iran has accused the U.S. of backing a bomb attack that killed 11 Revolutionary Guards, just one week after the U.S. accused Iran of supplying bombs...
    February 21, 2007 | Story
  • "Once again, neocon ideologues have been flogging questionable intelligence about W.M.D.," Unger writes. "Once again, dubious Middle East exile groups are making the rounds in Washington — this time urging regime change in Syria and Iran. Once again, heroic new exile leaders are promising freedom." [includes rush transcript]
    February 13, 2007 | Story
  • The new accusations of Iranian-supplied bombs in Iraq first appeared in Saturday’s New York Times. The article was titled "Deadliest Bomb in Iraq Is Made by Iran, U.S. Says." Some media critics immediately compared the New York Times piece to its articles on Saddam Hussein’s alleged weapons program that were used by the Bush administration to make the case for invading Iraq. [includes rush transcript]
    February 13, 2007 | Story