Flashpoints

Flashpoints – September 21, 2005

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Nationally-noted poet Sharon Olds refuses to break bread with First Lady Laura Bush at the National Book Festival; we replay our recent interview with British parliamentarian George Galloway; and the Knight Report.

Knight Report: Five Iraqis are dead in the aftermath of the British raid in Basra, where local authorities demand an apology, while Iraq’s socalled rime minister swears fealty to the UK, which insists it will remain in Iraq; Saddam Hussein defies what his lawyers say is a illegitimate trial set for next month; and we examine the clandestine mandatSharon Olds – Poete of Britain’s Special Reconnaissance Regiment in Iraq.