C-SPAN: Ron Paul on Iran & Energy

June 30, 2008

Ron Paul speaking in front of Congress about Iran and the Energy crisis.

Ron Paul is a Republican Representative from Texas’s 14th district. He was also a candidate for the 2008 Republican nomination.

Charlie Rose: Future of Iraq

June 27, 2008

Interviews concerning the future of Iraq; Michael Gordon of the New York Times, Vali Nasr of Fletcher School of Law and Diplmacy, and Stephen Biddle of the Council on Foreign Relations.

theRealnews: Iraq story buried

June 26, 2008

A commentary by Pepe Escobar, a news analyst for the Real news, on how the major media networks are not paying enough attention on the Iraq War.

Link to the NYTimes article referenced in the video: Reporters Say Networks Put Wars on Back Burner.

Gallup Poll: Government Approval Rating near Historical Low

June 25, 2008

Ratings for the three branches of government has approached the lowest Gallup has ever measured.

Executive: Approve – 30%, Disapprove – 64%

Congress: Approve – 19%, Disapprove – 74%

Supreme Court: Approve – 48%, Disapprove – 38%

(Survey conducted between June 9th~12th) 

For the full story, click here.

GPS: Fareed Zakaria on appeasement

June 25, 2008

Fareed Zakaria comments on appeasement by comparing Reagan’s diplomacy during the Cold War with the Iran issue.

Fareed Zakaria is the editor of Newsweek International and hosts a weekly show call GPS(Global Public Square). He is also on the boards of Yale University and the Council on Foreign Relations.

Lateline: Former Neoconservative speaks out

June 24, 2008

An interview of Francis Fukuyama, a former neoconservative who supported the Bush administration’s preemptive attack on Iraq. Now Fukuyama admits that the invasion was a failure and the Iran issue should be dealt with diplomacy. He also argues that China will become a greater issue than the current emphasis on the Middle East.

Francis Fukyama is currently the Director of the International Development Program at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies of Johns Hopkins University.

For the first part of the interview click here.

Deaths in Iraq

June 24, 2008

Recent Events from www.iraqbodycount.org

Monday 23 June: 8 dead
Baghdad: 2 bodies.
Mosul: gunmen kill 3 policemen, 1 woman and 1 university student in separate incidents.
Buhriz: roadside bomb kills 2 Sahwa.

Sunday 22 June: 37 dead
Baghdad: 3 bodies.
Baquba: suicide bomber kills 17 (1 of them a child) outside restaurant.
Khalis: mortars kill 10.
Kirkuk: roadside bomb kills 3.
Fashka: roadside bomb kills 4.

Saturday 21 June: 7 dead
Baghdad: gunmen kill taxi driver, Bayaa; 2 bodies.
Baquba: bodies of 2 brothers are found.
Kilo: roadside bomb strikes police patrol, kills policeman.
Mosul: gunmen kill policeman in drive-by shooting.

Friday 20 June: 13 dead
Baghdad: car bomb kills 3, Harthiya; 1 body is found bound and tortured.
Buhriz: gunmen kill university student.
Zanjeyali: 2 bodies -mother and child- found.
Iskandariya: 2 bodies found inside mosque.
Aziziya: woman’s body found.
Kut: gunmen kill 3 policemen in drive-by shooting.

Thursday 19 June: 13 dead
Baghdad: bomb stuck on car kills 1, Bayaa; 2 bodies.
Mosul: woman dies in drive-by shooting; gunmen kill policeman; another civilian killed in separate incident.
Jalawla: body is found.
Hashemiya: US mil. convoy collides with civilian car, kills 6 members of a family, including a child. The convoy drives on.

CSPAN2: Jack Goldsmith on Consensus

June 23, 2008

A testimony of Jack Goldsmith, a Former Assistant Attorney General Office of Legal Counsel during the Bush administration and currently a Professor of Law at Harvard University. He is the author of “The Terror Presidency.”

FORA: “How Al Qadea Spins America’s Image Abroad”

June 20, 2008

Comments by Reza Aslan, an Assistant Professor at the University of California, Riverside and the author of “No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam.”

NDN TV: Vali Nasr on the future of Iran

June 19, 2008

An interview with Vali Nasr, Professor of International Politics at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy of Tufts University. He is also the Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and the author of the highly acclaimed “Shia Revival.”

Dr. Nasr believes that by only bringing Iran out of the cold will the United States be able to bring stability to the Middle East.


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