KPFK Wed. 9/24: Wall Street Banks Deserve to Die

The Wall Street Bailout: “Wall Street is vanishing before our eyes,” HAROLD MEYERSON says, and “Wall Street’s investment banks plainly deserve to die.  Harold is executive editor of The American Prospect and op-ed columnist for the Washington Post.

Plus: Echoes of Nixon in the McCain campaign: McCain’s transition director, William Timmons, was Assistant to the President in the Nixon White House – he worked on the John Lennon deportation effort; and is Sarah Palin the next Spiro Agnew?  RICK PERLSTEIN will comment – his new book is NixonlandRick will be speaking at the Nixon Library in Yorba Linda at 730pm on Wednesday.

Also: The next American war: Pakistan?  After the Marriott bombing in Islamabad, Obama and McCain both want more US strikes into Pakistan.  TARIQ ALI says the “effects on Pakistan could be catastrophic, creating a severe crisis within the army and in the country at large. The overwhelming majority of Pakistanis are opposed to the U.S. presence in the region, viewing it as the most serious threat to peace.”  Tariq’s new book is The Duel: Pakistan on the Flight Path of American Power. 
Watch Tariq on TomDispatch video. READ Tariq in The Guardian.