Attack Iraq: A Debate
Program #POLK-ETAL001. Recorded in Chicago, IL on January 06, 2003.Thomas Jefferson held that a "little rebellion" is the "medicine necessary for the sound health of government." Fast forward a couple of hundred years and we have George Bush dismissing as irrelevant massive worldwide demonstrations against the impending attack of Iraq. Debate in the mainstream media avoids substantive content. It is mainly limited to discussions of when and how to strike or fear mongering through depictions of fabricated scenarios of terrorist attack. Debate is crucial for a robust and vibrant democracy. This program features Peter Berkowitz, Rashid Khalidi, Katha Pollitt and Raymond Tanter expressing various points of view on the impending attack on Iraq. Shirley Jahad moderates.
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