Oct 8 2004

Fawaz Gerges on Iraq, Michael Klare on Iran and NPT

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This week on CounterSpin: the news from Iraq still lands on the front page, and the war and occupation continue with no end in sight. But how much media space is left to discuss the larger issues about America’s Iraq policy? And what’s the state of the media debate over Iraq? We’ll ask Fawaz Gerges of Sarah Lawrence College.

Also this week: Media discussion of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, or NPT, always seems to focus on the compliance of nations the U.S. considers adversaries, with virtually no discussion of friendly nations. Not to mention the U.S.’s own non-compliance. CounterSpin will talk to Professor Michael Klare of Hampshire college about the US, Iran and the NPT.