March 13 - Gas Gouging With Impunity; A Soldiers Perspective On The Afghan War; Why We Should Put Bush And Cheney On Trial

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We begin with the sudden drop in President Obama’s approval rating to an all-time low that is apparently due to the high price of gas. The nation’s leading expert of oil and gas markets, Fadel Gheit, joins us to explain how Wall Street speculation accounts for 30% of the price at the pump. He is Senior Vice President for Oil and Gas at Oppenheimer and Company and has testified many times to the Senate and the House of Representatives about oil price speculation.

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Then joining us in the studio is Sean Parnell, the author of “Outlaw Platoon: Heroes, Renegades, Infidels, and the Brotherhood of War in Afghanistan." He served with the 10th Mountain Division for six years and retired as a captain, having served on the Pakistan/Afghanistan border where his platoon suffered the highest casualty rate since Gettysburg with over 80 % casualties. We get a soldier’s perspective of the war in Afghanistan which, following the recent massacre of civilians, may end sooner with an accelerated U.S. withdrawal.

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Then finally we speak with Elizabeth Holtzman, the youngest woman ever elected to the U.S. Congress. She is the co-author of “Cheating Justice: How Bush and Cheney Attacked the Rule of Law, Plotted to Avoid Prosecution – And What We Can Do About It”. We discuss why we can’t move on and how the failure to take action against a former president who has committed crimes stands as an indictment of the society that permits the impunity.

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