We speak with investigative reporter Robert Dreyfuss about Senator John McCain’s vision for foreign policy. “McCain is drawing up plans for a new set of global institutions,” Dreyfuss writes, “from a potent covert operations unit to a ‘League of Democracies’ that can bypass the balky United Nations, from an expanded NATO that will bump up against Russian interests in Central Asia and the Caucasus to a revived US unilateralism that will engage in ‘rogue state rollback’ against his version of the ‘axis of evil.’ In all, it’s a new apparatus designed to carry the ‘war on terror’ deep into the twenty-first century.” [includes rush transcript]
As the war in Iraq enters its sixth year, we take a look at “The Man Who Pushed America to War.” That’s the title of a new book about Ahmad Chalabi, the Iraqi exile who helped drum up pre-war claims that Saddam Hussein was developing weapons of mass destruction and had links to al-Qaeda. We speak with author Aram Roston about Chalabi’s past, his close ties to the U.S. government, his role in the U.S. invasion of Iraq and much more.
Hundreds of homeowners are planning a demonstration today Manhattan in front of the corporate offices of Bear Stearns and JP Morgan Chase to protest the “taxpayer bailout…and refusal of the government and Federal Reserve to provide real solutions for the millions of homeowners at risk of foreclosure.” We speak with Bruce Marks, the founder of the Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America that is organizing the demonstration.
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Mar 26, 2008, 17:35:54
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