From Afghanistan to Iraq: The Bush Wars
Program #BENM002. Recorded in Boulder, CO on November 06, 2003.In 2001, George W. Bush promised liberation and a better life for people in Afghanistan. In 2003, he pledged the same thing to the people of Iraq. It's 2004 and both nations struggle with daily violence, poverty, extremely high unemployment rates, and a lack of basic health and safety infrastructure. The aftermath of these Bush wars is marked by more suffering and by many unfilled promises. But promises of lucrative rebuilding contracts are a reality for a handful of U.S.-based corporations that have close ties to the White House. The Bush doctrine of preemptive war sits front and center as the hammer of U.S. foreign policy.
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