This week on CounterSpin: As reports from Iraq become increasingly dire, U.S. policy makers and their media enablers are looking everywhere but at themselves for someone to blame. A Nation columnist and New York correspondent for London’s Guardian newspaper writes about the finger pointing in his latest Guardian column, “They Lied Their Way Into Iraq. Now They are Trying to Lie Their Way Out.” Gary Younge will join us to talk about Iraq and the political endgame.
Also on CounterSpin today, politicians and pundits tend to agree that solving the Israel-Palestine conflict would go a long way towards achieving peace in the broader Middle East. But that’s more or less where the agreement ends. A new book by activist and frequent CounterSpin guest Ali Abunimah suggests a new path, one that is almost never discussed in the mainstream media. He will join us to talk about his new book One Country: A Bold Proposal to End the Israeli-Palestinian Impasse.
—They Lied Their Way Into Iraq. Now They are Trying to Lie Their Way Out, Gary Younge (London Guardian, 11/27/06)