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Iraq Topics

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Democracy Now! has closely followed the U.S.-led attacks and occupation of Iraq over the years.

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  • As voters head to the polls in Wisconsin we hear an excerpt of the five remaining candidates debating each other in Milwaukee on intelligence in the run-up to the Iraq invasion, whether President Bush lied to go to war and why Senators John Kerry, John Edwards and Joseph Lieberman voted to authorize the invasion.
    February 17, 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
  • We take a look at the U.S. occupation of Iraq with Dilip Hiro, a longtime journalist and the author of 25 books including the newly published "Secrets and Lies: Operation Iraqi Freedom and the Collapse of American Power in the Middle East." [includes transcript]
    February 12, 2004 | Story
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    As President Bush appoints a panel to investigate how the government misread Iraq’s weapons capacity, media critic Michael Massing argues the media, especially The New York Times, should examine its role in the lead-up to the invasion of Iraq. [includes transcript]
    February 11, 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
  • President George Bush this week confirmed an outside investigation into intelligence failures on Iraq. But the promise of an independent, bipartisan commission came under immediate attack, with critics accusing the White House of trying to undermine the inquiry from the start. We speak with one of those critics: Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas).
    February 04, 2004 | Story
  • As some pundits and a New York Times editorial call for Rep. Dennis Kucinich and the Rev. Al Sharpton to be excluded from future debates we play an extended interview with Kucinich discussing the occupation of Iraq and the corporate media’s coverage of his campaign.
    February 02, 2004 | Story
  • Former chief US weapons inspector David Kay called for an independent investigation into what he called "fundamentally flawed" intelligence over Iraq’s weapons capability. We speak with 27-year career CIA analyst Ray McGovern.
    January 30, 2004 | Story
  • The BBC issued an apology and its chairman and director general resigned following a judicial inquiry in Britain that cleared Prime Minister Tony Blair of exaggerating intelligence claims about Iraq in the lead-up to the invasion.
    January 30, 2004 | Story