March 21 - Obama's Appeal for a Palestinian State and Justice for Palestinians; A CIA Analyst who was Pressured by Cheney; Obama's Contradictory Statements on Social Security and Medicare

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We begin with President Obama’s visit today to the West Bank and his call for a Palestinian state and justice for the Palestinians. A former member of the Palestinian negotiating team Rashid Khalidi, Professor of Arab Studies at Columbia University and author of “Brokers of Deceit: How the U.S. Has Undermined Peace in the Middle East’ joins us to discuss Obama’s meeting with the Palestinian president and his appeal for peace in an address to Israeli students. rashid

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Then, in a follow-up to recent interviews on the tenth anniversary of the Iraq war, we speak with a member of the CIA team that was pressured by Vice President Cheney to provide bogus intelligence in support of the build-up to the Iraq war about Saddam’s non-existent WMD and his non-relationship with Al Qaeda. Former CIA analyst Nada Bakos, joins us. She has an article at Wired “I Tried to Make the Intelligence Behind the Iraq War Less Bogus”.

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Then finally we speak with Max Richtman, the President and CEO of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, about the letter he sent to President Obama today asking him about contradictions between his pledges on Social Security and recent contradictory statements on both the chained CPI and Medicare means testing that are apparently part of the White House’s deficit reduction proposal.

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