Friday, October 19, 2007

Bill Moyers Journal Friday, October 19, 2007

From the Newsletter:- Friday, October 19, 2007

"General Petraeus himself has been guarded by private contractors in Iraq. What message did that send when the general who's overseeing the surge in Iraq is guarded at times not by the US military, but by private forces?" - Jeremy Scahill


Blackwater CEO Erik Prince has been on the PR offensive this week, appearing on television to answer questions about his security firm Blackwater and its involvement in the shooting deaths of Iraqi civilians. Why is the press buying it? Bill Moyers interviews journalist Jeremy Scahill to help separate the spin from the reality. Scahill is an award-winning investigative journalist and the author of the bestselling book, BLACKWATER: THE RISE OF THE WORLD'S MOST POWERFUL MERCENARY ARMY.

Is free trade always fair trade? Bill Moyers on recent trade deals in Central America.

Questions about Blackwater? Submit your questions to THE MOYERS BLOG for Jeremy Scahill on Blackwater.

Preview Bill Moyers essay on trade.

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