It’s just one giant mess in Iraq, most likely exacerbated by our invasion over a decade ago. And the question is whether or not we should get involved again.
I say no. But it’s not up to me..
This morning, I was excited to welcome Juan Cole to the program. Unfortunately for me, a power surge knocked me off the air just moments before I was to call him. Needless to say, when I did get Juan on the line, I was a bit frazzled, and all the pages I had up on my computer had closed, leaving me a bit more tongue tied than usual.
Juan Cole has a new book coming out on July 1, The New Arabs: How the Millennial Generation is Changing the Middle East . I’ll try to get him back on for another chat then, and hope to not be interrupted so rudely next time!
In the first hour, as we do every Monday morning, I spoke with Howie Klein during our regular segment “The Steve Israel Hour, sponsored by Little Debbie”. Today, in addition to talking about Debbie Wasserman Schultz’ apparent loyalites to Big Pharma and the for-profit prison industry (as evidenced by her opposition to medical marijuana), we talked about the big newspaper story on her cooking practices (can you say fluff piece?)
Howie brought a few stories too, including one about Barbara Lee’s failed amendments to the Defense Appropriations bill, and another about the Democrats who are just fine with the NSA’s domestic surveillance programs, thankyouverymuch.