This week on CounterSpin: former Federal Reserve chair Alan Greenspan is back in the news. He has a memoir out in which he tries to put some space between himself and the Bush White House. Will the press, never inclined to challenge the man they call The Maestro, facilitate Greenspan’s reinvention? We’ll talk with one journalist who’s not a fan, Nation correspondent and author William Greider.
Also on CounterSpin today, Blackwater security contractors in Iraq are being blamed for a September 16 shooting in Baghdad on that killed 8 Iraqis. It’s not the first time something like this has happened, but the Iraqi government’s response has made it big news in the U.S. media, forcing outlets to acknowledge some awkward facts about the nature of the Iraq War that rarely make the papers. We’ll speak about the issue with Anthony Arnove, author of the book Iraq: The Logic of Withdrawal.
— The Lies of Alan Greenspan, by William Greider (Nation.com, 9/17/07)
— Iraq: The Logic of Withdrawal, by Anthony Arnove