Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Democracy Now: speaks with Seymour Hersh (next war on Iran?) and Laura Flanders (on Condi Rice)

From this morning's Democracy Now! headlines:
Headlines for January 18, 2005

- Report: U.S. Troops Secretly Inside in Iran
- Bush: We Can't Rule Out Military Action Iran
- Kidnapped Catholic Bishop Released in Iraq
- Robert Fisk: Baghdad Has Become a "City of Fear"
- Kerry Criticizes Suppression of Vote in Ohio
- CIA-Backed Haitian Death Squad Leader Sued
- Award-Winning Prison Journalist Released
- Harvard President Says Men Biologically Betted Suited For Math
Seymour Hersh: U.S. Conducting Covert Operations in Iran For Possible Military Strike

We speak with investigative journalist Seymour Hersh who is reporting that the Pentagon has already secretly sent in forces to Iran to identify possible future military targets. According to Hersh, the president has authorized the Pentagon to send secret commando forces into as many as ten nations in the Middle East and South Asia. The secret forces could potentially carry out combat operations or even terrorist acts.
Iraq Invasion Proponent Condoleeza Rice To Testify At Senate Confirmation Hearing

National Security adviser Condoloeeza Rice will appear before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee today for the start of her confirmation hearing as Secretary of State. Rice is a close confidante of President Bush and was one of the chief backers of the invasion of Iraq. We speak with radio host Laura Flanders, author of Bushwomen: Tales of a Cynical Species.
This is a specially hard hitting installment, or maybe it just seems that way due to the extended fluff that has been the New York Times of late?
Regardless, it's real news and it's wonderful to get some.  Democray Now! "always worth watching" as Marcia points out.  And it's always worth hearing from Laura Flanders so please do yourself a favor and check out today's show.

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