August 19 - Obama's Strong Card Not In Play; The Wikileaks Founder's Fate; How Threats of War Benefit Netanyahu

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We begin with an analysis of President Obama’s apparent strong card in this election, his foreign policy that so far does not seem to be a winning issue in the presidential campaign. James Mann, a former foreign correspondent with Los Angeles Times who is author in residence at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies joins us. He is the author of the new book “The Obamians: The Struggle Inside the White House to Redefine American Power”.

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Then we speak with Tom Hayden, a founding member of Students for a Democratic Society who later served 18 years in the California Legislature. He has been in close contact with Julian Assange’s defense team and we examine the limited legal options open to the Wikileaks founder who addressed the world from the balcony of the Ecuadorean embassy in London where he is holed up, calling on the United States to “end its witch hunt against Wikileaks.”

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The finally we speak with Dr. Trita Parsi, the co-founder and president of the National Iranian American Council and author of “The Single Roll of the Dice: Obama’s Diplomacy with Iran”. We discuss the increasing rumors of war coming from Israel that an attack on Iran is immanent, and examine the possible consequences of the targeting of leadership and nuclear and rocket scientists which are contained in an alleged leak of Israeli war plans.

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