#838 Double dose of duplicity (Foreign Policy)

Today we look at the absurdly politicized reactions to the prisoner swap to retrieve Bowe Bergdahl and the PTSD-inducing media blitz of Bush-era neocons spouting their discredited opinions about the current chaos in Iraq

Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: A prisoner dilemma - @onthemedia - Air Date: 6-13-14

Ch. 3: Song 1: Long-Ge - Early Music

Ch. 4: Act 2: A Trial By News Debate - @jimmy_dore  Show - Air Date 6-6-14

Ch. 5: Song 2: The Price You Pay - The River

Ch. 6: Act 3: No Actual Evidence Sgt Bergdahl Caused Any Deaths - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 06-04-14

Ch. 7: Song 3: Unbelievable - Cool '90s Hits

Ch. 8: Act 4: Militants Capture Huge Swaths Of Iraq, Including Weapons YOU Paid For - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 06-13-14

Ch. 9: Song 4: Beginning - Punkgrass for the People

Ch. 10: Act 5: Andrew Bacevich on the chaos in Iraq - @billmoyersHQ - Air Date: 6-20-14

Ch. 11: Song 5: Forgotten - Punkgrass for the People

Ch. 12: Act 6: No New War via @AlanGrayson - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 13: Song 6: Activism - The Poet

Ch. 14: Act 7: Time to Rethink American Exceptionalism? - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 05-31-14


Ch. 15: Responding to Vicki from Oregon on animal agriculture - Scott from Brooklyn

Ch. 16: Comparing marijuana with alcohol and tobacco - Nathan from Boca Raton, FL

Ch. 17: Possible effects of reparations - Wade from Ft. Worth, TX

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics

Ch. 18: Final comments on the purpose of keeping the conversation on racism alive

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone


No New War via Alan Grayson

Contact Your Representatives

Sources/further reading:

"Stop Calling the Iraq War a ‘Mistake’” by Dennis Kucinich

"U.S. considers air strikes on Iraq, holds talks with Iran”

"Sunday Shows Turn To Discredited Iraq War Architects For Iraq Analysis” via Media Matters For America

"Hawks Push for Iraq War, the Rule of Law Prevents It” by Kevin Zeese via Popular Resistance and Truthout

"A Third Iraq War?” by Robin Wright at The New Yorker

VIDEO: Crisis In Iraq Michael Brooks on Arise News

"The sectarian myth of Iraq exploited by the West is a recipe for endless war” via Stop The War Coalition

via Greenpeace


Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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Showing 2 reactions

  • Vincent Block
    commented 2014-06-29 20:18:18 -0400
    Scott from Brooklyn nailed it! I am glad he called in about Alan Savory’s debunked pseudo-science. Saved me the call.
  • Carl Gobelman
    commented 2014-06-24 14:33:43 -0400
    Great show Jay! Listened to it on the ride into work today. It amazes me that after more than a decade, over $1 trillion spent, 5,000 American lives and who know how many hundreds of thousands of Iraqi lives, that the region is worse off than before we started meddling. Add to that the insult that all of those resources could have been put to better use improving the lives of Americans here at home. Appalling.
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