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First they said the war was justified to get rid of WMD in Iraq. Then they said war was justified to bring democracy to Iraq. Now they are saying war is justified to prevent genocide in Iraq. Well ask JUAN COLE what he thinks he writes the indispensable Informed Comment blog on the war in Iraq and teaches Middle Eastern history at the University of Michigan. His new book is Napoleon’s Egypt:Invading the Middle East.
Also: Should corporations be bottling and selling our drinking water? The more the public accepts bottled water, the more it accepts that corporations, not local governments, should provide people with a shared common resource like water. Thats what GIGI KELLETT saysshes director of the Think Outside the Bottle campaign of Corporate Accountability International.
Plus: our Washington political update with HAROLD MEYERSON. Well talk about Alberto Gonzales, Dick Cheney, George Bush, and of course the opposition party. Harold is hes executive editor of the American Prospect and op-ed columnist for the Washington Post.
More stuff to read: in my new piece at TheNation.com, President Rudy, I ask Kevin Baker whether Giuliani would be a better president than Bush.