April 28 - Did Syria Cross Obama's Red Line?; The Bush Legacy Selectively Revised; Angry White Men Get Their Way

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Part 1

We begin with the president’s red line with Syria which may have been crossed with a limited use of the chemical weapon Sarin. A former UN Special Commission chemical and biological inspector in Iraq, Raymond Zilinskas, who directs the Chemical and Biological Weapons Nonproliferation Program at the Monterrey Institute of International Studies, joins us. We discuss UN efforts to get a team of inspectors into Syria that the Assads are blocking, and what might be done to secure Syria’s substantial WMD arsenal from use by either the regime or the rebels. ray zilinskas


Part 2

Then we look into the historical legacy of George W. Bush that his former spokesperson and Fox News pundits are now revising, to suggest that Bush kept us safe from terrorists while Obama did not. Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, Secretary of State Colin Powell’s Chief of Staff who served in the Bush White House, joins us to discuss the glaring omission of 9/11 from this latest revisionist history and how much Bush and Cheney are helped by the 9/11 “truthers” propagating conspiracy theories shared by the Boston bombers, that serve to cover up Bush and Cheney’s reckless endangerment of the United States for failing to prevent 9/11.



Part 3

Then finally we are joined by Joan Walsh, editor-at-large for Salon.com and an MSNBC analyst. She is the author of a new book just out in paperback “What’s the Matter With White People? Finding our Way in the Next America”. We  discuss the domination of our politics by a minority of angry white men who have prevented sensible gun safety measures that 90% of Americans favor, and what can be done to restore majority rule in the United States government.

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