April 7 - North Korea has Learned from what Happened to Qaddafi and Saddam; Is Obama Well-Served by the "Liberal Hawks" who Surround Him?; Plan B and the Renewed War on Abortion

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We begin with the looming crisis in Korea between the world’s overwhelmingly nuclear-armed military superpower, the United States, and a delusional failed state that may or may not have a few deployable nuclear weapons, North Korea. With Secretary of State John Kerry’s warning to Pyongyang that the U.S. will not accept North Korea as a nuclear state, a veteran CIA operation officer Robert Baer joins us to look into the minds of North Korea’s leaders who have seen Qaddafi give up his nukes and loose his life and Saddam gave up his WMD only to have his country invaded in search of them. Robert Baer has an article at Time.com “North Korea’s Qaddafi Nightmare”. robert baer

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Then we assess what kind of advice the President is getting from his National Security and Foreign Policy team that is largely comprised of Democratic “liberal hawks” all of whom, except Obama, supported the Iraq war. Roger Morris, who served on the senior staff of the National Security Council under both Presidents Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon, joins us to discuss the imperial preening as the White House appears to be overcompensating in their reaction to the saber-rattling of a boy tyrant they refuse to speak with.

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Then finally we examine Friday’s Federal Court ruling allowing greater access to the Plan B so-called morning-after pill, while moving in the opposite direction, there appears to be a renewed war on abortion across the country as North Dakota, Arkansas, Mississippi and Kansas pass laws banning and restricting abortions in defiance of Roe v Wade. Sharon Levin, the Director of Federal Reproductive Health Policy at the National Women’s Law Center joins us to discuss the state of reproductive freedom in America.


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