Feb 8 2013

Norman Solomon on Iraq War Ten Years Ago, Richard Kim on Ed Koch


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This week on CounterSpin: “Irrefutable” was the headline on the Washington Post editorial responding to Secretary of State Colin Powell’s UN presentation making the case for war on Iraq. That was 10 years ago this week; we’ll talk with author and activist Norman Solomon, co-founder of RootsAction.org, about how much difference there is between then and now.

Also on the show: Reading the eulogies for late New York City mayor Ed Koch, you’d think he was a universally beloved figure. But for the not-so-adoring, Koch is remembered as an antagonist of ethnic minorities who presided over massive corruption and failed to adequately confront the emerging HIV/AIDS pandemic. We’ll explore how Koch dealt with the pandemic with Nation editor Richard Kim.