Apr 1 2011

Stephen Zunes on Libya, Karen Greenberg on ‘America’s Growing Intolerance’


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This week on CounterSpin: The U.S.-led NATO bombing of Libya was supposed to last just a few days. It was supposed to just protect Libyan civilians. And, according to the White House, we weren’t supposed to think of it as a war at all—it is a “kinetic military action.” But the war in Libya has unmistakably expanded, with serious talk of arming anti-Qaddafi rebels and removing the Libyan dictator from power. Stephen Zunes from the University of San Francisco will join us to talk about it.

Also on CounterSpin today: We’ll talk to Karen Greenberg, the director of the Center on Law and Security at the New York University School of Law, the about how America’s discourse on security is perverting the language and “opening the door” to even more profound diminishment of democratic and constitutional rights.