June 11 - The Latest Fallout from the Disastrous Bush/ Cheney Intervention in Iraq; Combating Sexual Violence in Conflict Zones

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We begin with the capture on Iraq’s second largest city Mosul by the Sunni insurgents of ISIS, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, who have routed the U.S.-trained and equipped Iraqi army and are now taking over Tikrit, 90 miles north of Baghdad. Veteran former CIA officer Robert Baer, who was in charge of the CIA’s operations in Northern Iraq between the two wars, joins us to discuss yet another tragic chapter in the disastrous fallout from the Bush/Cheney intervention in Iraq that now has Iraq poised to disintegrate with the possibility of a radical Islamic state emerging in western Iraq and eastern Syria.

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Then we get an analysis of the surprising upset victory by David Brat, an insurgent Tea Party candidate who defeated the Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in the Virginia primary. Dan Palazzola, a Professor of Political Science and the Chair of the Department of Political Science at the University of Richmond who knows David Brat, joins us to discuss Brat’s populist anti-Wall Street campaign and the irony that the candidate who was outspent 40 to 1 by the Washington insider who had courted the Tea Party in his quest for political power, was trounced by a Tea Party candidate.

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Then finally we go to London, England to speak with Karen Naimer, the director of the program on sexual violence in conflict zones at Physicians for Human Rights. She joins us from the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict and we will talk about sexual violence and rape as a weapon of war in conflicts is Bosnia, the Congo, Somalia and now Nigeria, where Boko Haram’s kidnapping of over 200 schoolgirls to become sex slaves has galvanized world opinion and brought more than 140 nations to the summit opened Tuesday by actress and UN special envoy Angelina Jolie and British Foreign Secretary William Hague.

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