War is ugly. I mentioned the other night that I thought it was a barbaric practice and solves no problems… ever.

With the wikileaks release of the “Collateral Murder” video, the truly heinous nature of what happens in war is brought right to our laptops, and we should all be sickened by what we see. But keep in mind that, although we rarely get to see examples like this up close and personal, these things happen more often than we’d like to admit.

Yesterday, I called on independent journalist Dahr Jamail, who spent nine months in Iraq during un-embedded, reporting on his website about what was really happening there. We scheduled an interview for tonight.  Today, while perusing truthout.org, I found this piece he wrote about the video and the reality of war– “Iraq War Vet: ‘We Were Told to Just Shoot People, and the Officers Would Take Care Of Us’” . It is a must-read.  And our conversation tonight about it is a must-listen!

Truthout‘s Jason Leopold will also joined in the conversation.  We spent quite a while talking about the video and its ramifications.  We then moved on to a story Jason wrote today, “Obama Administration Authorizes CIA to Kill US Citizen.”

We started the show with Bruce Raynor, President of  Workers United, who represent the employees of Hugo Boss in Cleveland, who is threatening to shut down the factory on April 27 and move their operations to Turkey or Eastern Europe!

Seriously, if you missed the show earlier tonight, click the player at the top of the page and listen. The subject matter in this show is too important to be ignored.

And, just in case you haven’t yet seen it, brace yourself and watch it now: