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The selling of Bushs Iraq disaster is one of the key stories of the last half-century. DAVID CORN, Washington editor of The Nation, connects the dots between Bushs hatred of Saddam, the bitter battles between the CIA and the White House, and the outing of CIA operative Valerie Plame. Davids book, co-authored with Michael Isikoff, is Hubris: The Inside Story of Spin, Scandal, and the Selling of the Iraq War; its #8 on the best-seller list this week.
Web extra: David Corn debates Christopher Hitchens at Slate.com
Also: how JOHN LENNON joined the anti-war movement in Britain: TARIQ ALI explains; he was one of Lennons key friends in Londons New Left in the late sixties. Tariq is featured in the new documentary The U.S. vs. John Lennon, which will be playing citywide in Los Angeles starting Friday.
PLAYLIST: Beatles “Revolution” (fast version from single, Past Masters v2); Lennon “Power to the People”; Beatles “Revolution 1” (slow version from the White Album)
Plus: Corporate Greed in Iraq: billions of US taxpayer dollars have been stolen or wasted in Iraq by companies like Hallburton while Iraqis suffer and their country disintegrates. T. Christian Miller will tell that story; hes an investigative reporter for the LA Times, and his new book is Blood Money: Wasted Billions, Lost Lives, and Corporate Greed in Iraq.