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Living Room – June 6, 2008

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The secret plan to occupy Iraq indefinitely; the 75th anniversary of the New Deal. 

No matter who is the next president, US troops will be in Iraq for the long haul, under  a deal being negotiated by the Bush administration right now.  Patrick Cockburn has the details. 2008 is the 75th anniversary of FDR’s New Deal. We hear all about it. 

With host Kris Welch.


Patrick Cockburn, Irish journalist, Middle East correspondent for Financial Times and The Independent (UK); author (most recent "Muqtada: Muqtada al-Sadr, the Shia Rievial and the Striggle for Iraq" April 08).

Grey Brechin, historical geographer, author (Imperial San Francisco; Farewell, Promised Land: Waking from the California Dream); Project Scholar and writer, California’s Living New Deal Project.
Harvey Smith, oral histories and events, California’s Living New Deal Project.