Freelance reporter Christopher Ketcham, author of a new piece called "The Last Roundup" for Radar magazine, discusses the "Continuity Of Government" (COG) plan to keep government operating after a national emergency such as a nuclear strike, effectively suspending the Constitution and turning the country into a fascist military dictatorship, the history of COG going back to the Cold War and it's partial implementation after 9/11, DHS's "Main Core" and other databases and lists of dissidents kept ready by the government, the measures in place for total police state after the next crisis, the pending collapse of America resulting from the suicide-pact with the military industrial complex and the possibilities to reverse this course.
Christopher Ketcham is a freelance reporter and writer for many venues including Antiwar.com, Harper's, GQ, The Nation, Salon, Mother Jones, Men's Journal, Good Magazine, Radar, and National Geographic. In 2002, he was selected as a Livingston Awards finalist for his Salon.com coverage of the 9/11 attacks in New York.
Victor Navasky discusses his new book Mission Accomplished: Or How We Won the War in Iraq, how all of the "experts," including John McCain, got it all wrong on the Iraq invasion, the war's dozens of "turning points" according to the White House and it's pundits and how the same propaganda tactics are being used against Iran.
Russell Mokhiber, editor of the Corporate Crime Reporter, discusses the White House press culture, the questions he posed to Scott McClellan while press secretary, his condemnation of the Washington political culture, the mistake of the Iraq War, Vincent Bugliosi's new book, The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder, Bush's ignorance of the National Intelligence Estimate on Iraq and Iran, Scott McClellan's lack of courage regarding his allegations against Bush, the repetitive nature of White House press conferences, allegations that the mainstream media went soft on questioning the Iraq War, the possible prosecution of George W. Bush after his term ends, his constitutional powers of pardon, Ari Fleisher's fortunes after leaving the White House, the comparison of George W. Bush to Charles Manson, Mokhiber's prediction that Bush will be prosecuted, the American people's complicity toward Bush's actions, and his opinion of the Ricardo Sanchez book, Wiser in Battle: A Soldiers' Story.