Former civil rights attorney, blogger and author, Glenn Greenwald, discusses the ideas in his new book A Tragic Legacy: How a Good Versus Evil Mentality Destroyed the Bush Presidency.
Veteran war reporter Eric Margolis discusses America’s relationship with Russia since the end of the Cold War and where we’re headed.
Journalist and historian Gareth Porter debunks the lies of Dick Cheney regarding Iranian involvement in sending weapons to the Taliban in Afghanistan, AIPAC and the American Warfare State and the danger of instability in Pakistani nukes falling into the hands of the crazies.
Becky Akers, who regularly defends liberty from the pages of LewRockwell.com, discusses the national government’s Transportation Security Administration Nazis and their regular abuse of the rights and dignity of the American people.
James Ostrowski, attorney, LewRockwell.com regular and author of Political Class Dismissed: Essays Against Politics, discusses the presidential candidacy of Dr. Ron Paul, (R-Texas).
Don Craven, director of the new film World War IV: A Letter to the President, and Ray McGovern, a former CIA analyst featured in the movie, discuss the film and some of the themes within it: The neocons and the Israel Lobby, the lies regarding the “weapons of mass destruction” that led to war, the role of Christian Zionists in the War Party, Michael Ledeen’s admission of war crimes and possible consequences of war with Iran.
Nuclear physicist and Antiwar.com columnist Gordon Prather explains the efforts of Senators Nunn, Lugar and Domenici to collect the excess fissile material left over from the dismantling of the former USSR’s European based tactical nuclear weapons at the end of the Cold War and how Presidents Clinton and Bush II have thwarted these efforts. Also Pakistan’s nuclear weapons and Iran’s total lack of them.
Vineyard Saker discusses the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Warren Richey, reporter for the Christian Science Monitor, discusses the recent ruling by the fourth circuit court that Ali Saleh al Marri, who has been held in a military dungeon for four years, after being arrested in Peoria, IL on accusations that he was an al Qaeda agent preparing to wage “computer warfare” against Wall Street.
Raje Hage, a friend of the show from Beirut, explains his view of the situation in Lebanon, some history, last year’s war, Hezbollah, Syria, Iran, Israel, the Redirection and his hopes for some form of unity government.
Charles Goyette discusses the War Party on the radio, the despicable lies of Joe Lieberman, the censored press conference of Vladimir Putin and what he said, the post-9/11 hysteria of the American people, the hope inspired by the presidential candidacy of Dr. Ron Paul, what makes him completely different from the rest of them, the inevitable consequences of American economic policy, and the possibility of war with Iran.
Gareth Porter, historian and journalist for IPS News, explains the confluence of interests between Osama bin Laden and Dick Cheney, who both want a U.S. war against Iran, the false accusations against that country which would supposedly justify an aggressive war (such as the lie that they are buddies with Osama and that they are supplying the bombs killing Americans in Iraq and Afghanistan, the likelihood that Cheney would use nuclear weapons as 9 out of 10 Republican presidential candidates called for in the third debate in New Hampshire.
John V. Walsh, Professor of physiology at UMass and regular contributor to Counterpunch, discusses the left and right, the Democrats and Republicans, realignment against the empire, the push for an invasion of the Sudan and that time Bill Clinton bombed their antibiotics factory – sentencing untold numbers of people to death from easily curable diseases.
Elsie DeLaere from Amnesty International describes the humanitarian catastrophe [.pdf] in Afghanistan, the salt pit dungeon and other secret prisons, torture, famine, air strikes, the reemergence of the Taliban, the emergence of the “United National Front” in opposition to Hamid Karzai’s “presidency,” the plight of women and children, widespread corruption, the degree to which locals favor the U.S. occupation or don’t.