Democracy Now

Democracy Now! (6 am) – January 26, 2005

GOP Senator Warns Dems to "Be Careful" About Criticizing Rice
Speaking on the Senate floor, Sen. George Allen (R-VA) said his Democratic colleagues should "be careful" when criticizing Rice for making false statements about the war in Iraq lest they "diminish Dr. Rice’s credibility in capitals around the world."

Sen. Byrd: Rice Responsible For "Most Overblown Rhetoric Administration Used to Scare the American People"
In a Senate debate on the confirmation of Condoleezza Rice as Secretary of State, some Democrats delivered a blistering public attack on her role as National Security Adviser on Iraq. Sen. Robert Byrd (D-WV) led the opposition to Rice’s confirmation. We hear an extended excerpt of his address.

Seymour Hersh: "We’ve Been Taken Over by a Cult"
As the Senate Judiciary Committee prepares to vote today on the nomination of Alberto Gonzales for Attorney General, we hear a speech by Pulitzer-prize winning investigative reporter Seymour Hersh on torture from Guantanamo to Abu Ghraib to Vietnam.

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