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Democracy Now! (6 am) – August 23, 2005

Juan Cole’s 10-Point Plan for U.S. Troop Withdrawal From Iraq
More than two years after the US invaded Iraq, there is a debate in this country
that is increasingly dominating the public discussion on the occupation:
the issue of withdrawing US troops. We speak one of the most respected independent
Iraq analysts, Juan Cole, who released a 10-point plan, outlining what he
calls
a responsible stance toward Iraq.

Draft Constitution May Strip Iraqi Women of Basic Human Rights
Iraq’s parliament received a draft of the country’s constitution but delayed
a vote for three days on the highly contested document to win support from
Sunni leaders. The document stipulates Islam is the official religion of Iraq,
and
is a fundamental source for legislation. We go to Baghdad to speak with Iraqi
feminist Yanar Mohammed.

Rev. Joseph Lowery: "The Mothers in Iraq Call Us the Terrorists"
As the antiwar vigil at Camp Casey continues outside President Bush’s estate
in Crawford, we speak with the Rev. Joseph Lowery, co-founder of Southern
Christian Leadership Conference.

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