May 31 - Did Obama Veto a French/ Saudi Airstrike On Assad's Palace?; Two Washington Insiders Who Dared To Tell The Truth

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Part 1

Starting with foreign policy, we look at Syria on the brink, following Secretary of State Clinton’s warning to the Russians that unless they get serious about restraining the Assad killing machine, Russia will be responsible for Syria plunging into civil war. Aram Nerguizian, a Visiting Fellow in Strategy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies joins us to discuss reports that recently French President Sarkozy and Saudi Defense Minister Prince Salman were ready to bomb the Assad clan’s palace on top of Mount Qassioun, but the joint French/Saudi airstrike was vetoed by President Obama.


Part 2

Then we switch to domestic politics and discuss our dysfunctional Congress with two veteran Washington insiders, Norman Ornstein and Thomas Mann. Together they have written a provocative best-seller “It’s Even Worse Than it Looks: How the American Constitutional System Collided With the New Politics of Extremism”. Both long-time observers and noted scholars of Congress, they have been effectively banned by the mainstream media because they break the sacred convention of phony balance by pointing out that the Republicans are largely to blame and that the Democrats can no longer be described as the liberal party and the Republicans as the conservative party. Now the Democrats are the conservative party and the Republicans are the radical party.


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