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Talk With Ambassador Edward Peck Live Online Tonight

Showtime: Wednesday, July 30, 2008 - 8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Eastern.

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Ambassador Edward Peck is a retired career United States diplomat who served thirty-two-years in the U.S. Foreign Service. He served as Chief of Mission in Baghdad (Iraq 1977 to 1980) and later held senior posts in Washington and abroad. He also served as a Foreign Service Officer in Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Egypt, and as Ambassador in Mauritania. He served as deputy director of the White House Task Force on Terrorism in the Reagan Administration. He is president of Foreign Services International, a consulting firm that works with governments, businesses and educational institutions across the world.

Edward Peck argued against invading Iraq prior to the March 2003 invasion. He argued, in part, “when you take out Saddam Hussein, the key question you have to ask then is, what happens after that? And we don’t have a clue. Nobody knows, but it’s probably going to be bad. And a lot of people are going to be very upset about that, because that really is not written into our role in this world is to decide who rules Iraq.”

Amb. Peck has been highly critical of U.S. policy toward Israel, arguing through the Council for the National Interest (CNI) in which he plays an active role, that the U.S. should be more even handed in its Middle East policy. He claims that in 2000, at the Camp David talks, Israel offered the Palestinians “12 little Bantustans.” His speech was publicized in a documentary produced by an organization, If Americans Knew, a non-profit organization that focuses on the Arab-Israeli conflict and United States foreign policy regarding the Middle East.

Pelosi to Oppose Impeaching President McCain

Pelosi Drafts 2009 Response to Calls to Impeach President McCain
By David Swanson

Found hanging out of the door of a limousine in San Francisco:

Draft Response to Calls to Impeach President McCain

I Have Contempt for Contempt of Congress

By David Swanson

Congress has sent contempt citations and seen them ignored. Congress has taken the matter to court and seen it stalled for many months or years. Congressional committees have passed contempt citations that have never been sent, because what's the point? The House Judiciary Committee has now passed yet another, this one against Rove. And why will Congress not impeach his boss? You'll have to ask Nancy. And why will Congress never ever put Rove in jail on Capitol Hill through inherent contempt and hold him until he testifies? Well, here's what Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren tells one of her constituents:

Pelosi Tells the Nation Magazine Why She Won't Impeach

By David Swanson

From The Nation:

Katrina vanden Heuvel: "On balancing politics and staying true to values... If the book's subtitle is A Message to America's Daughters, what is your message to those daughters who will ask what our representatives did to hold this President and Administration accountable for grave abuses of power? By not allowing impeachment 'on the table,' aren't you failing to protect democracy and the rule of law for future generations of our children and grandchildren?"

Should Conyers Impeach or Write Another Book About Bush and Cheney's Crimes?

Don't Buy Conyers' New Book Unless He's Held an Impeachment Hearing
By David Swanson

House Judiciary Chairman John Conyers could impeach Bush and Cheney in an hour if he chose. They have refused to comply with subpoenas and contempt citations, making a laughingstock of his so-called "oversight." They have rewritten laws with "signing statements" and proceeded to violate the laws. They have openly admitted violating FISA. They've obstructed justice, punished whistleblowers, politicized the Justice Department, and lied us into a war, among many other abuses.

How to Get a Job By Shooting Up a Church

By David Swanson

Imagine being so angry that you couldn't find a job that you were able to decide, as a man in Tennessee just did, that the way to solve your problems was to attack liberals - the people who support (albeit ineffectively) workers' rights, union rights, and fair trade, who oppose NAFTA, oppose tax breaks for shipping jobs overseas, support investing in job creation at home rather than wars abroad, and want to tax corporations and the super-rich rather than small businesses and working people.

The U.S. Department of Media

By David Swanson

Last Friday one of two things indisputably happened. Either a dozen senior Congress members and several well-known expert witnesses went certifiably and collectively insane, or charges of the most extreme executive abuses of power ever heard in the history of this nation were backed up by overwhelming evidence during a six-hour hearing of the House Judiciary Committee focused on the possible need to impeach the President and the Vice President. Either way, a nation with a public communications system worthy of a democracy would have learned the news.

Impeachment Radio

I'll be discussing impeachment on the following shows:

Monday, July 28:
7:00 a.m. ET Nicole Sandler Show 940 WINZ Miami, Florida.
9:30-9:45 a.m. ET on KPOJ Portland, Oregon.
10:00 a.m. ET KPFA Berkeley, California.
7:05 p.m. ET Head On Radio Network.
9:30 p.m. ET Between the Lines on WPKN Bridgeport, Connecticut, and WPKM Montauk, New York, and 45 other stations.

Tuesday, July 29:
9:30 p.m. ET Evie's Talk Show, Ventura, California.

Wednesday, July 30:
10:30 p.m. ET Liberal Pro.