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Police Request Public's Help Identifying Suspect in Road Rage Incident in Garland, Dallas
"Public's help in identifying a road rage suspect there. On Thursday around 9 30 officers responded to a shooting in the 5700 block of love on Dr When they arrived, they found Corey partook. Inside a blue Honda is suffering from a gunshot wound Parties wife had been driving they were traveling north down Olive on near Buckingham rode a wreck, forcing them to make a lane change, causing her toe. Cut off a driver in a silver Dodge Ram that truck driver tailgated. The Honda then pointed a handgun out of his window and fired multiple shots striking part you could suffer to collapse along, he tells NBC five. No. I kept thinking to myself was I need to make it. I need to make it. I have a wife that loves me. I have a family that loves me. Suspect described as a heavy set male. No facial hair was last seen near Laban and the George Bush and what police believe is a silver four door, Dodge Ram. The Coast Guard
Woman Facing Intoxication Manslaughter Charge in Dallas Crash
"West Dallas police. A woman facing intoxication. Manslaughter charges in the crash happened Friday night of George Bush Turnpike Service Road, the victim. 37 year old man woman taken to the hospital with a man the man declared dead at the hospital that NBC five says around 9 30. PM there's 24 year old woman driving a white Ford fusion eastbound on the service road. Hit the victim's green Toyota Camry that was heading north bound on
John Lewis, Towering Civil Rights Icon, Memorialized At Atlanta
"The sound in Atlanta as masked Mourners air filing into a church where a funeral service for the legendary civil rights fighter and longtime congressman John Lewis is being held ahead of his burial. A winnable use. Mike Doherty has a preview. For half a century, John Lewis dedicated his life to civil rights and civil service. President Obama will deliver his eulogy at Ebenezer Baptist Church. That's the same church where Dr Martin Luther King Jr used to deliver sermons. Former presidents George Bush and Bill Clinton are expected to attend the services Well, President Donald Trump says he will not go Georgia governor Brian Kemp says no matter where you go, everybody knows the name of John Lewis and Mohr importantly, They know his record of standing up. Speaking out and shaking up the status quo. Lewis made a name for himself by getting into what he calls good trouble. Atlanta Mayor Keisha Bottoms says he laid the groundwork for her and others and she will carry on his legacy and so governor when the good trouble continues to know that it is with the blessings of Congressman Lewis Lewis is the first black lawmaker toe lie in state at at the the Capitol Capitol Rotunda Rotunda in in Washington, Washington, D D C. C.
Ep. 008: Hedrick Smith talks grassroots democratic reform & reclaiming the American Dream - burst 02
"Edrich. How did we get here? Well you know I have to tell him like eleven following American Politics American economics for about five decades and I really watched both the political system and the economic system victory over that time in economics, the things really began to change in the eighties early eighties. From World War Two until the end of the seventies. When the economy grew the middle class standard of living rose with it. You can see him almost move in tandem all levels of society moved up together but then we started to get what they call shareholder capitalism maximum return to shareholders. Wages tended to get frozen. They got stagnant. The middle class of living deteriorated wealth got concentrated. The top one percents the top point went percents top point zero, zero, one percent, and then you had a bunch that happened in the economy partly because of shareholder capitalism, we can talk about that. But also because of the way the tax system was changed huge tax cuts. Under Ronald Reagan under George Bush on Donald Trump for the wealthy added about five trillion dollars five trillion dollars to the wealth of the people at the top end added to the insecurity of the middle class people not knowing whether or not. They could afford their retirement, send their kids to college of for their homes, make it from month to month, and at the same time that was happening a lot of that money was spilling into the political system. So you had the increase. Influence of mega donors, corporate money, and billionaire money particularly since the Citizens United Decision in January twenty ten by the Supreme Court which has given just a free pass to unlimited amounts of money and you've seen the amount of money skyrocket wing go into that. and. That's really affected the political system and the other thing is the party differences have hardened.
Trump to send 'surge' of hundreds of federal agents to cities
"Trump's dispatch of federal agents, first to Portland, Oregon and now to other cities has touched off an intense legal and political debate. David Martin has Our Sunday Journal. What are you doing? Use your words. What are you doing? Video of men in camouflage snatching a protester off the streets of Portland, Oregon, set off a pandemic of confusion and outrage. What is going on confusion about who these men are on outrage at President Trump's threat to do the same in other cities? We're looking in Chicago two. We're looking at New York. Look at what's going on all run by Democrats all run by very liberal Democrats. The Democratic mayor of Chicago, Lori Lightfoot, said she would welcome federal help to fight crime. No wants no part of what she's seeing on the streets of Portland. We don't need federal troops. We don't need unnamed secret federal agents roaming around the streets of Chicago, the agents important look like soldiers. In fact, they're members of the border patrol far from their usual missions of going after drug smugglers along the Mexican border. They're under the command of acting Director of Homeland Security. Chad Wolf. These officers are not military. They are civilian police officers. These police officers are not stormtroopers. They're not the Gestapo if some have described them, there has been a tremendous a tremendous amount of false information out there. Mark Morgan, head of customs and Border protection. Provided a citizen's guide to the insignia on their uniforms Patrol. Clearly police. It's marked on the front and the back clearly every single agent a CZ. Portland's protests continued in the aftermath of George forwards death. Trump administration moved in to protect federal building from Vandals. These individuals carry lasers, baseball bats. Explosive fireworks, metal pipes, last bottles, accelerants and other weapons, all targeting federal facilities and federal law enforcement. There are plenty of protesters who do not fit that description. Women who call themselves the wall of moms. Naval Academy graduate Christopher David, who stood his ground but did not appear to threaten the federal agents. They kept hitting me and he eventually hit my hand and broke it. I needed to stay as calm as possible. I had no idea what these guys were capable of. Even the mayor doesn't want these federal agents inner city got hit with tear gas provoked the mayor calls it urban warfare. Paul Rosenzweig, who served in the Department of Homeland Security. DHHS under Republican President George Bush calls it unprecedented. Never have I seen it before where the federal government has imposed its will on the state and says We're going to do this mission whether you want us here or not. It's unprecedented. Is it legal? It is probably on the border lines of legal The department was created in the anxious days after 9 11 when another attack was fear terrorists attacks by Al Qaeda or a nuclear weapon or a biological threat. Never did We contemplate that they actually be used against American citizens, and that's where the authority has been stretched beyond all recognition. And here is what most people don't know about D H S. The Department of Homeland Security has more law enforcement resource is at its disposal than the rest of the federal government combined. This is the kind of first time that the American public is seeing that the reality of that Acting DHHS. Chief Wolf, who traveled to Portland to inspect the damage, says it's all about protecting federal property. But in addition to tear Gates, there is Mohr than a whiff of politics in the air. The acting secretary has chosen to essentially declare war on a segment of the American populace. It's transparently a political exercise. Transparently political. What do you mean? This is, I think clearly part and parcel off President Trump's ongoing Ah political effort to demonize the left to try and make this election about Cultural issues and to scare the American public into voting for him. However, the battle of Portland and there is something else at stake. What does it do to the image and reputation of the Department of Homeland Security? This incident is going to do lasting damage to the department. I think that the department is a necessary component of our national security apparatus. But this is going to do nothing but give ammunition to those who think off the department as a rogue. Police force. That ought not to exist.
Muscling up to China and 25 years since Srebrenica
"Tom Switzer, he and welcome to another episode off between the lines now today on the program will be commemorating the twenty fifth anniversary of Europe's worst massacre since the Holocaust in ninety, ninety, five more than eight thousand people died in Shrimp Nitsa. The town was supposed to be a U N protected safe haven in the vicious civil war that tore Yugoslav apart instead the civilians ended up being massacred by Bosnian Serbs. Were lightning fast with their superior weapons. They easily overran the lightly. I'm Bosnian government troops and the token full civilian peacekeepers. The UN's Valley to protect the civilians inspired Washington to launch unilateral action against Serbia and end the civil war. Would things be the same today now? That's later in the program, but first defense. Last week the Morrison. Government launched a defence strategy and force structure review now the move signals a major shift away from the strategy outlined in the last defence white paper. Remember that just four years ago in two thousand sixteen. It plotted out Australia's strategic costs for the next decade. But that White Paper has as we know been rapidly overtaken by Vince covert China or that now the new review has promised two hundred and seventy billion dollars over the next decade to enhance Australia's defence capabilities with renewed focus on areas like Saba and spice capabilities and the possible development of hop sonic weapons will be fitting aircraft with long-range anti-ship missiles, increasing underwater surveillance and boosting fuel ammunitions reserves. Now, underscoring the seriousness of the shift, the Prime Minister even drew comparisons to the nineteen thirties and the lead up to world. War Two that period of the nineteen thirties. Is Been Something I've been revisiting on a very regular basis and when you connect by the economic challenges and the global uncertainty. It can be very haunting, but is the money too much or not enough is going to all the right places, and we'll do enough to safeguard Australia from China's increasing assertiveness and is rapidly growing military capabilities. What's the role of Australia's diplomacy? And all of this will joining me to discuss this at three distinguished guests. By skill is professor of Asia Pacific Security Studies at Macquarie University Holiday Bites. Thank you good to be here Melissa Conley. Tar is a research fellow at the Asia Institute at the University of Melbourne. Hi There Melissa could to speak again Tom. And Pay. The Jennings is executive director of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute. Tom No. Can you talk us through the top of scenarios and potential conflicts that the defense review is preparing us for the scenario that the review is focusing on is one involving a high end conventional conflict, so I've gone to the days of stabilization operations in t more Counterterrorism operations in Afghanistan This document is preparing foresight on onsite conflict. Involving countries that have sophisticated military forces. And, of course, the document doesn't say. I don't think it would be reasonable to expect it to say. That China is the problem. But let me tell you China is the problem that is the now neoplasia competitive that way of thinking about when we think about what's adequate in terms of the topic of military capability we need to have. and to does reflect to change. From past years Tom I recall when I started by defense career, we were thinking much more about the risks presented by Indonesia, and the so called low level in cushions in the northwest. Of course, that's no longer features in anyone's strategic thinking. Really it's about China and the risks that the People's Republic is presenting to all of its neighbors in abroad since in the Indo Pacific region and beyond I cabinet crudely putting it some sites laying the groundwork for fortress Australia US sign. This is preparing us to join a potential use LID. Containment slash war against China for example to protect Taiwan Peter Jennings. I think that is it covers a spectrum of possibilities. One possibility which I think is Epson you were in terms of language of the document is that we might conceivably end up having to face military conflict without being able to rely on the direct combat support of the United States, and that's what leads to discussions around extra stockpiling munitions and fuel insightful. But I think in general terms. Yes, the expectation is that Australia. Through its history has been a country that forms coalitions usually have like minded partners, the share the same types of objectives. And the the plan will design the Defense Force. Really gives us the capacity to do that with Rachel Ellis lecture, example, Japan but also with our traditional ally the United States okay bates skill. You've recently completed a review of China's defense capabilities and its recent military modernization, specifically looking at the implications for Australia Wind you expect the Peo- The People's Liberation Army and its navy. When do you expect them to have the capability to project power as far as Australia annual Pacific knives, well in many respects Tom, they already can I mean they have the long range missile capabilities to do that? Know as a from a standoff position launched from their own from their own homeland against hours. But what I think, the the new strategy is looking at is really the development of capability over the next ten fifteen twenty years, and that's by the Chinese own own acknowledged calendar that they would be able to by that time of mass, a large enough capability, both in terms of its long range strike, you know striking from their own homeland, but also bill to project. Project Power passed the so-called first and second island change and being a position to more directly threatened through those platforms Australian security. So you know we're talking ten or fifteen year window here and I think given the time it does take to try and respond to develop the the deterrent and defense capabilities for Australia. That's that's you know that's in some ways a short window. for Australia to be mobilizing in reaction Melissa Tali. What's the role of a strong diplomacy and all these well I think it needs to be growl. And one of the concerns when we look at the deteriorating strategic environment is we think all that's a defense problem? And so when the prime minister launches the strategic update with those comparisons with the nineteen thirties. It pushes US toward seeing in purely military terms but we don't just want to say things in that security lands, we want to think about all of the parts about national power projection, so that's diplomacy and development as well as defense I think if if people thought about it I think what we invest in all three strongly, but that's not where it is if you look at federal budget fifty. Fifty nine billion to defense and less than seven billion to diplomacy and development together the lowest point with ahead in our history and I think we missing that opportunity. If we don't take US seriously, the way that diplomacy and development can shape things in the world so I was struck. Today was a defendant looking at the latest poll on what are the major concerns that Australians have at the moment of the top threats in the world and the first five, a role nontraditional that drought, environment, disaster, climate change, pandemics, and downtown, global economy, and those places where you know military spending isn't going to help shape that environment. So we need to have an effect on those. We need to be thinking much more about what we can do in the diplomacy and development to mind Peter Jennings. What would you say in to Melissa's observations? Because they reflect a certain mindset that that perhaps we should be focused more on non state actors rather than say China for instance well, I think all of these you know threats that have to be taken seriously. I'm and simply because we're living in the middle of a pandemic for example, doesn't the climate change is gone away in this no longer going to present a problem to us. I guess what I'd say. Is that the you know the five things Melissa listed? That were in the featured in the low e Poland terms of popular concerns. Are also the things which could. In different ways late to the risks of conflict escalating in the Indo Pacific region generally so You know my my view, please while I would like to see spending on diplomacy increased. While I. Say Development Assistance is being something which is effectively the United soft in of Australian power, and the military is the hot end of Australian power. I think. The message against all of these areas is that we have just been underinvesting for decades underinvesting for decades, so we're we're all. High fiving ourselves at just reaching about two percent of gross national product, being spent on defense, but that is compared to what we spending in cold or years, which was sometimes between three and a half percent in four percent of rustic product. So what we have grown used to Tom I would say is. Free written on the United. States code tiles of security for for decades. We've dramatically under. Invested in the things that we need to do to strengthen Australia's position, not just militarily, but also diplomat. A now. We're rather surprised to hear the news that Gosh the bill is a lot more expensive than we really thought. It was only if you've got that confidence in the US. and. In fact, the whole trump stories, the story of the Americans really big being fed up with the rest of the world, thinking that the US can fund the bill for their security, so we're going to have to do more and I think we're going to have to do it against multiplicity of areas not. Justin sought the defense organization. We'll some scholars such as you want and James Current from the University of Sydney. They say that this document sounds a lot like an acknowledgement that the US might not always be there to help us out. By are we starting to plan for more independent Australian defense posture I think it would be a wise move to keep that option open when you think of the capabilities that the Chinese developing in which do have a direct pose a direct threat to Australia or could do so. In many respects, the I think the types of threats that you might not expect an immediate or even timely response on the part of the United States what I'm thinking here. Cyber capabilities is a huge priority for the Chinese. We already know what they see the sort of capability. They can wield against Australia and that's not the sort of thing you can expect a kind of cavalry to. Lead the charge from from Washington to come to Australia's defence slowly long range strike capability on the part of the Chinese capability. They already have in which are going to continue to develop. which could threaten Australia down the road now? These are capabilities that I think that Australia's going to have to develop their own defenses for. They can certainly do that with United States, but again it's not necessarily the sort of threat that we would expect some sort of traditional ally joint response not to make it well. Some of are in listeners will email me and they'll say that if Uncle Sam struggles to police. It's own CDs. Melissa. How on Earth Can Uncle Sam Police? The Asia Pacific region in the face of a rising China. What's your sense about us staying power in the next decade or two in look? It's difficult One of the things that strategic update looks at is more threats to the global rules order, and unfortunately the you know, the US is part of that. the US is not along with the strategies interest on things like global trading system, and a number of international issues like global health where we would say you need to be supporting. A Global Response that said I don't think the strategic update will be read negatively in. Washington, it's my guess. it very clearly couched in terms that I think the US will lock about Australia contributing more and having more self. that could be seen as a statement that we think that the US might not have outback, but can also be seen as something that the US has been for for a long time. I particularly liked a few elements of the update things like making sure that we have. You know material ammunition You know that aren't going to be disrupted. Buckle supply trying having more capability eight industrial cut suffering capability here antiques fuel reserves, which is not as long sane as an issue for us, so I mean those are things that are worth investing in. Regardless of US resolve because as we've seen from COVID, we know that supply chain can be disrupted very quickly and easily, and it's worth having eligibilities. Cepeda Jennings bite skill and Melissa Conley Toilet and Melissa. The Pacific step up last year. That realigned Australia's development budget to deal with some of the strategic challenges posed by China in the Pacific Do you think it goes far enough? The step up was followed recently by strategies new International Development Policy Partnerships for recovery, and that's made it very clear that strategies focus should be on the Pacific and also southeast. Asia including. Indonesia and team August. I think that has a very clear statement about what we want. In the region of being entrusted trusted development partner and influencing those societies that we think positive for four region. Again you're going to. You're going to say you. Hear this from me all the time, but again the problem is that we not really making much invasive lunch, so partnerships for recovery head no new money it talked about the massive challenges that covered as as creating for for the for the Pacific, and for for our region broadly, and the only funding announcement was that we're going to repurpose the money. We would have spent on sending Australian. Volunteers in scholarship holders. And we're GONNA use that so I I suppose I. Feel a little bit with all the areas, not actually include district update in that as well that what we've seen through the foreign policy, White Paper and International Development Policy through to to the defense. Strategic Updike is. We talk about how. how? What a time! These these frosty leaving a contested difficult awful environment that we've now got to leave in and the Dow L. Easy Times over, and then we say, and we're not gonNA. Give any new money so I mean the defense announcement is essentially just that we're going to continue to you know, extrapolate out the money that was planned to be spent in the twenty twenty six, and we're going to extrapolate that out to twenty thirty terabytes skill. Do we risk getting into a bidding war for influence in the Pacific? I don't know if it's a risk. If it is a risk worth worth taking. I mean obviously the Pacific region is so extremely important Australia's future. Both for for defense reasons for regional engagement for diplomatic reasons, developing reasons and the like. so It's quite possible that we're entering in a more competitive phase with China in this. SITES WRIST BYTES I'm talking about more the budgetary concerns he because in the wake of the Corona Virus Crosses. There'll be serious limits on how we can spend on these things scholley. Yes, there is and party left to be be developed for that, but you know when you're talking about your own backyard. I mean I I. I don't think it's the kind of country that can simply. Pretended it's by itself getting back pay to Jennings to the region, generally in the rise of what. Angus Campbell is of the Defence Force he's talked about the rise of political warfare, the idea of grey zone warfare things like cyber attacks, economic coercion influence operations that fall below the traditional threshold of war. He says we need a whole of government response to it. I, you seeing that whole of government approach happening in Campbell, or is this Manley focus on defense and the spy agency so far Peter Jennings. It probably is focused on the national security agency's Tom. That's not too surprising because you'd expect them to sort of pick up on the risks I. But General Campbell is right. It does need to be all government is. There's a whole lot of things happening there that simply cannot and should not be done by defense organizations. and. I think that realization is slowly dawning. Along as both of the speakers have said that actually ladyship comes with cost of infrastructure is going to play that role, but you know, give you a small example of this we. We have lost the ability to broadcast into the South Pacific and Southeast Asia. In a way that we used to very successfully over over decades to give us the capacity to do that. We're probably talking about you know that. He million a year forty million a year, which sounds a lot of defend. It's nothing if you're in the Defense Department. Let me tell you. But you need to be able to do things like that. To be the truth teller in the region to actually tell the region that there are alternatives to Chinese Communist Party authoritarianism I think that's what's needed with responding to this grey zone on threat. Is Actually to be the truth teller. In this part of the will and getting our system in Cambridge used to that reality to understanding what needs to be done. To starting at different type of conversation with our region. With our own people for that matter that that is a sort of a psychological change which I can see happening, but we're not quite yet. There's a bit of work still to be done to get to that point Melissa. Conley Tyler. Is, just responding on that. I agree entirely with what pitcher saying on on broadcasting. It's a small investment, such a an increasing influence. It should be Brian and I hope that did that's being seen. I think having defense voices. I will help a lot in a banks, seriously I'm but just went. When you ask Tom Balaton host government and what's happening there? There are some really good examples, so for example win. This Pacific step pop started an office of the Pacific was established in that apartment and tried and each job. He's to be that coordinating body, and it's bringing together the. The defense, the development and the diplomacy in a way that he's gone to maximize our influence. and I've noticed this a lot more discussion about that that three. How do you bring defense development diplomacy communities together? I'm involved in initiate the Pacific. Four Day and I think a lot of people not talking about what more we can do for that that joined up coordination to make the most about national instruments by skill. You're an expert on China. The elephant in the room of course is China doing need to be careful not to overestimate China's military strength. What about the weaknesses? Exactly right I mean you have to know your enemy's weakness as well as their strengths in the case of China, they are undertaking enormous reforming organization effort. They're pouring billions of dollars into new capabilities, but there's a lot of things we need to recognize I. Mean One is that the Chinese have not fought a shooting war and more than forty years. They are have no. They have zero experience in high end combat against a serious. Adversary, scenario, so that's not to downplay them, but to understand that they've got enormous obstacles to overcome that day. Themselves acknowledge that they themselves. No, they have to overcome, and that's why we had this window that we've been talking about. A fifteen to twenty years. to try and develop capabilities to get in front of the kinds of things that the Chinese want to bring to bear around. Around, twenty thirty or twenty, thirty, five, twenty, forty, paid-up Melissa to be continued. Thanks so much for being on our in. Thank you, tell my pleasure. Thank you, Tom. That was paid jennings. He's executive director of the Australian strategic pulsing suit by skill professor of Asia Pacific Security Studies at Macquarie University and Melissa Commonly Tyler. She's a research fellow at the Asia Institute at the University of Melbourne. These between the lines with Tom Switzer. Coming next, we're going to replay a version of a segment from between the lines. I 'cause commemorating the massacre of Bosnian Muslims at shredded Nitsa on the eleventh of July nodding ninety. Five twenty five years ago this week. More than eight thousand people were killed by Serb forces. It was the worst massacre. Europe had seen since the Holocaust. Serve softening up Trevor Nature for the army's final push into the town. Town of course was supposed to be a safe haven protected by the United Nations, but the civilians ended up being sitting ducks as I woke Larry. Hollingsworth Remembers I. Myself Feel Devastated and ashamed I was there with them? When we told them that it was a safe haven I watched. Many of these people walk in with the minimal possessions into shreds, knowing that it was a safe haven, and now they're fleeing out because we've let them down, let them down to the extent that within dies. About Twenty three thousand women and children were deported, and about eight thousand Muslim men and boys left behind where executed and buried in mass graves. Now, reports from the time described, frightening scenes stiffen overawed from medicines on frontier. Speaking he. Loading some of the children and women into buses, but there's no indication as to where it was buses, going with seen some horrifying streaming, going on women and children going into the buses being taken away from their family This was going on with a lot of crying a lot of panicking. The slaughter had been planned carefully and executed with precision. All the wall Dutch. Pace is literally stood by, and did nothing indeed even when the Serb assault on Srebrenica was imminent. in-command is still rejected Kohl's racetracks. Positions. Pope John Paul. The second declared ribbon Nitsa a defeat for civilization as media reports begins to reveal the scale of the unfolding tragedy. The UN says nine hundred thousand people are still unaccounted for. About some became clear as government soldiers emerging from the forest in central Bosnia, told of horrific massacres at the hands of the Serbs one young. People executing them on spot, but this didn't come out of the blue. By the time this massacre took place the civil war that tore the former Yugoslavia. Repot was heading into its fourth year. More than a million people have been displaced, and the world became familiar with a new term ethnic cleansing. So? Who is to blame for these well? Let's start with the United. Nations from ninety two to ninety, five shrivel Nitsa was the world's first union declared civilian syphon. It was supposed to to her aggression. It was supposed to aggression and set the scene for political negotiations to end hostilities between the Bosnian Serbs, and Muslims, but the UN soldiers in the SIPHONS. They were bedeviled by problems. If you declare an area safe haven in the name of the United Nations. Nations if you tell the people if they are safe in the name of the United Nations you have got to put the troops on the ground, and it's no good for politicians say yes, we go for safe havens, but we're not gonNA put the troops meanwhile the Europeans vacillated and equivocated failing miserably to cope with across at its own back door. America was also reluctant to get involved as then President George Bush senior explained in Nani Nani to. I? Something because I learned something from Vietnam. I am not going to commit US forces until I know what the mission is to the military. Tell me that it can be completed until I know how they can come out. You have ancient rivalries that have cropped up as as Yugoslavia's dissolved or getting dissolved, and it isn't going to be solved by sending in the eighty second airborne, and although on the campaign trail that Ye Bill Clinton pledged to reverse the appeasement of that bushes of Belgrade as President Clinton allowed the Balkans to bleed for three more years. French President Jacques Chirac was moved to declare quote, the position of the leader of the free world vacant. Trinite Sur changed all that having done nothing the before during the mass killings in Rwanda Clinton was galvanized into action, and crucially he cut the United Nations out of the Decision Chine on August thirty Washington led a night bombing campaign against the Serbs the NATO action began early this morning. The harsh light of fires and explosions coloring the night sky. Some people watched the bombardment from their houses, but after more than ten thousand deaths here in the last three years, most Sarajevans had given up any hope of outside intervention. Last night it came on a scale which could yet change the course of this war by the end of not ninety five sixty thousand nine hundred troops, including twenty thousand Americans were on the ground in Bosnia. Pace was declared. The BOEKEN's wars ended only because the US finally acted. He's President Clinton in November ninety five my fellow Americans in this new era there are still times when America and America alone can and should make the difference for peace. The terrible war in Bosnia is such a case nowhere. Today is the need for American leadership. More stark are more immediate than in. In Bosnia in the years since the Mexica Europe inaction was heavily criticised, and the US was held up for its global leadership in particular for its unilateral humanitarian intervention. This is when the US secretary. Of State. Madeleine Albright said America was the indispensable nation, and that idea would fade into the justification of the Iraq invasion in two thousand and three as a war of liberation, but he's a question with the US intervene. If the shrivel Nitsa massacre happened today from the standpoint of twenty twenty, we might ask if the era of US unilateral humanitarian intervention is well and truly over. Well, that's it for this week. Show remember if you'd like to hear the episode again or download segments since two thousand fourteen. Just go to ABC. Dot Net dot US slash aren and follow the prompts to between the lines, or you can listen via the ABC. Listen APP, or wherever you get your podcast. You can even subscribe, so you never miss an episode. I'm Tom Switzer continue next week.
A Conversation With Country Star Mickey Guyton
"Star Mickey gotten about the state of the genre, and her new single black like me. So, Mickey, we have this tweet from Ric Ward, Who says, I think the lines of country music get blurred. What makes it country I thought the little Naz Exxon Old Town Road was country, but it was kicked off the country charts and before you answer, let me just remind listeners. The old town road Song was a major hit, and it debuted on Billboard's Hot 100 chart and the Hot Countries Songs chart. But then Billboard removed Old Town Road from the list of hot country songs and informed Columbia Records. That's laws Exes label that his Inclusion in that list was a mistake. What do you make of that battle over what is and what is not country music like an answer you that question right now, the whole over the last Eight years I have been hearing Trot beats an army melodies and country music and I've seen men wearing flat billed hats and Timberlands. And Doing a lot of what black culture does. So that is where the lines have gotten blurred and It has been Kind of frustrating for me because As a black woman who has grown up on that music. It was just very odd to me that they would call Little Naz Exxon, not country, but everything else is country. From other men, and that was a huge Dilemma for me. I had a really hard time. Writing songs myself because What was considered country for some people wasn't considered country for me. And that's where the lines have been drawn are blurred. Do you think that line has been drawn based on race that if a white artist had done old town road, it would have stayed in the country charts. I am. Because it wasn't an artist. I don't want to say absolutely. Yes, but I think that would have been a huge factor. Yes. This is something that you have without naming names. You have called out others in your industry for and I again want to go back to this interview that you did You said. I've been called the n word within this industry on DH. If you don't say something, it's saying that you don't care about me that I don't belong. Here is what that says to me. Yeah. What? What do you want your fellow artists in country music to say, I want them to say that they support black lives. Period. Saying you support black lives isn't saying you don't support Blue lives. It's not saying that you don't support all lives. When you don't say that there are black people. There are very few black people within this industry that air trying to find their footing within this industry. And if you're saying your acceptance of us You're not. And you're not saying that. That's how I feel. And I was very nervous when blackout Tuesday happened. I was terrified. I didn't know. If anybody was goingto say they support black lives because I understand that it's scary, especially with in country music because we don't typically express Our opinions on anything. And at that moment, it was more important. To rock the boat and say that you support black lives to let people know within the industry that we matter. Because there's been so many times that we haven't There's been times where I've been at a concert in Sol Confederate flags. Flown waving in my face. And I felt very alone in those moments. And this was a moment and a chance in a time for them to show that racism is not accepted within the country Community period. This is something that you have been grappling with. For most of your life. It seems like you grew up in mostly white neighborhoods in Texas. Yeah, why did you end up going to private school? I went to private school because I grew up and lived in Crawford, Texas. And where I lived in Crawford, Texas. Former Gore governor at the time was Governor George Bush's ranch was right next to my subdivision. And the school that I was supposed to go out there didn't want black kids to go to that school. So my parents had to work to put me in private schools and even in private schools, I still experience racism. There was a time I remember the map of Africa was pulled down and one of my private schools Trinity Lutheran. And two little white kids were saying In a different way. And I remember looking at my teacher and I still don't even understand what that meant. But I knew it was a word that we're not supposed to say. And the teacher didn't chastise them. She just said it's actually pronounced and that was it. Yeah, that's a lot. Luke Tweets. Keep doing you, Mickey. Music is beautiful, and so are you. You're just adding to that beauty of it. Don't stop. Don't ever
Trump campaign blames protesters and media for disappointing turnout
"Breaking now president trump held his first campaign rally in three months in Tulsa yesterday to a smaller crowd of supporters and expected most breaking the CDC guidelines packed together without masks in the city with the recent spike of the deadly disease caused a lot of worry A. B. C.'s tie at hen Hernandez reports the president also took aim at the presumptive democratic nominee Joe Biden and the supreme court's decision overturning trump's actions on daca something president still considered a victory basically said you want what you have to come back and re do it it's almost like she come on back your paper work was no good but we're gonna be refiling Saturday's rally wasn't as heavily attended as the trump campaign had promised for the past few weeks the trump campaign blamed lower turnout on radical protesters and the media okay then did get hit with a cease and desist order for using the song I won't back down by Tom Petty at the rally the family said in a statement last night saying that petty who died two and a half years ago I would never want a song of his use for campaign of hate before he died petty said cease and desist orders to president George bush and senator John McCain to stop that song from being used
Cory Booker on how the U.S. should reform policing
"We want to speak now to New Jersey senator Cory Booker who joins us from his home in Newark a morning to senator good morning mark thank you for having me in Atlanta was the killing of Richard Brooks an example to you of excessive use of force I was a bit of a new Jersey's largest city with the police department if one of my officers shot someone in the back while they were fleeing with a non deadly weapon that is unjust use of force and unacceptable to community standards and it's very unfortunate and and tragic given the broader concern at the federal levels on how to come up with legislation that both sides can get behind you heard senator Scott say that when it comes to qualified immunity the administration has made clear to him that is a poison pill it cannot be in any kind of legislation how do you offset the concern in the administration that qualified immunity helps well it it it's necessary because police need to make split second decisions and they can't be thinking twice in a way that inhibits them from doing their job how do you offset that specific concerns well let's understand that qualified immunity right now it's not a democratic support thing Clarence Thomas and conservative Supreme Court justice is saying that we need to re examine qualified immunity well some of my Republican colleagues in the Senate right now have come forward to me and said we need to re examine qualified immunity or qualified immunity does in this country is allows a case in Washington were pregnant woman seven months pregnant was dragged into a street for not signing a parking ticket in taste three times no accountability those police officers were qualified all finding unity it's a case in Utah where bicycle rider the hundred yards away was shot multiple times by multiple police and then they claimed it was just mistaken identity no accountability in terms of qualified immunity even in Washington and even in Oklahoma the man with pneumonia wandering stumbling to a hospital unarmed was shot and killed by police so I can go through the whole rific example after horrific example we have to ask ourselves a society do we want to have a nation where police officers who really awful things cannot be held accountable to sit two civil rights charges and that's unacceptable and so I I hear what folks are saying but when there's so many conservative voices are talking about qualified immunity and when we know that no one in America should be above the law I think it's time that we change qualified immunity what what what you heard center Scott say that was the term poison pill meaning this could this could sink everything else what about his idea that he floated there of decertification as a way to reduce officer misconduct well every American should think for themselves if your wife or daughter or family member was that pregnant woman who was brought out into the middle of a street for not signing a property contains three times is the certification a real accountability we are a nation right now where the sense of what's possible has shifted the bill that I just did with incredible partners like Kamel Harrison house members that would have been poisoned pills just a month ago this is a moment in American history where there are things in the Republican bill that allows still choke holds for a no knock warrants which were being banned right now from Kentucky to New York this is not a time for lowest common denominator watered down reforms it's time to stop the problem because if you if someone's needs on your neck you can't take it halfway off and say that that's progress we have the tools with which to stop people from dying and any spill should have a ban on racial and religious profiling call four by George Bush in his first address to Congress are you saying are you saying on this one particular issue that you will not sign any bill unless there is a reduction that would allow for it to be easier to prosecute bad cops look hi I have witnessed in my life the awful criminal justice system getting worse from nineteen eighty till now are criminal or course Rhaetian going up five hundred percent in America and it was part of a compromise bill to liberate thousands of people out of prisons and so I did the best I can in the first step we did to tear down a system of mass incarceration which the land of the free has one out of every three incarcerated women on the planet earth even though we're only five percent to close population so do I want progress yes but when you when you stop shores and start talking about finding a bill that's the lowest common denominator it is meaning that we will revisit this again with another on armed black person gets killed in the nation the rocks we should be seeking to solve the problem pushing the back when possible and getting as big of a coalition as we possibly can if it did but didn't and you're saying that there is a chance here that this moment could you could miss the moment that Democrats Republicans won't be able to come to a compromise no I'm saying that we could miss the moment by not solving the problem and ending practices yeah we know would make a difference to lives things like having police misconduct registries yeah open to the public because sunshine is the best disinfectant so I'm gonna do everything I can in this moment that is it every day with with artists of activism nonviolent protesters on the streets every day well I want to ask you I want to ask about this moment because I mean it's an election year and emotions are already super charge the president this morning sent a tweet quoting Michael Moore filmmaker it said Democrats shouldn't underestimate white male trump supporters rage and emotion you heard my exchange with senator Scott about whether it is ignorance or deliberate nous to plan a rally around June thirteenth eight do you believe that you can come to a compromise with this administration on this issue this is what I know I know the harder to Scotton centers like center Braun who said to me he's full of qualified I mean it's on the table we we are one body the United States Senate and and people of good heart good spirit regardless what the president does he can veto a bill but we should come forward in this moment in history which will be judged we should put our best face F. best faith effort forward to put a bill on intact it will stop the kind of awful violence and in killing of unarmed people that we see in our country we can do that we know what about this and we know that half measures have not worked in the past from person to
Bush: 'It is time for America to examine our tragic failures'
"Former president George Bush has issued a statement in regards to the state of the country surrounding the killing of George Floyd while in Minneapolis police custody bush says he and his wife Laura have chosen to remain silent this long because quote this is not the time for us to lecture it is time for us to listen it is time for America to examine our truck examine our tragic failures as we do we will also see some of our redeeming strengths in the statement bush commands those peacefully protesting over the death of George Floyd and racial injustice while also criticizing those to
Protests Derail Comeback for Restaurants, Retailers
"For some retailers and restaurants it's a double whammy first corona virus now protests Serrano Serra of the Wall Street journal has more Serra what big box retailers have been most affected what part it was really the first biggest retailer that we saw fifteen serious damage to the stores and have to share some stories headquartered in Minneapolis where George Bush side in police custody and they have a store on Lake Street which is one year where he died you know that was looted and burned out last week they have since you know over the weekend close about two hundred stores but it's a it's a really rapidly evolving situation you know they said when I talk to them over the weekend because can be causing a disturbance may have to shut down the sources further opening and closing I think about seven stories right now have been damaged Walmart also closed hundreds of stores preemptively to prevent damage to stores and some of their stories also the state that much what is Amazon done to protect its employees that they are limiting deliveries in some cases you know not one of the first and beyond that it's a little bit unclear how that will affect them the community is you know it's really small businesses that have been hit hardest for example near that target in Minneapolis now there's a strip of family businesses chiropractors liquor stores restaurants that were also damaged and more that are closing preemptively in many cities and as you set up you know in the beginning a lot of restaurants and small businesses have been closed since March for corona virus reasons and so this is supposed to be sort of a re opening moment and instead they're shutting down longer there are retailers and our restaurants insured against looting damage or is it an individual case by case basis for the smaller folks you know it isn't an individual case by case basis it'll eat up a large companies have insurance and many of the smaller businesses have insurance as well I think for many of them when we talk to some of the small business owners it's really figuring out especially at this moment when they're already in financial stress how long can you keep going you know they've already had to serve whether payroll and figure out how to pay the bills and rent they're they're not in a strong financial position to
Joe Biden says voters 'ain't black' if they support Trump, then apologizes
"You have a problem figuring out whether you're trump and you ain't black it don't have nothing to do with trump. It have to do the fact. I want something for my community. I would love to record van. You're saying he still hasn't shown you why you would vote for him. Specifically a black woman. Running me is necessary especially after the day when we see a black person voting for trump. And you know trump is the modern allowed people in this country. That does make you question how much that person cares about his people. So I understand the statement shop from a from a whole white male. Joe By some fallout from that tense interview between Joe Biden and radio host. Charlemagne the God it comes as Biden has acknowledged the next stage of the vice presidential. Vetting is about to begin. And so we thought we'd call on two of our own colleagues who have quite a bit of experience with that process as we debut a new segment on our program the powerhouse players with ABC News Contributors Republican Chris Christie and Democrat Rahm Emanuel they will offer insight and analysis like nobody else as the two thousand election ramps up and rum. Let's get right to it. You heard it right there. Joe Biden putting his foot in his mouth. He apologized for being so cavalier. But where does this go from here? Well first of all I think what it does is obviously influences. The vice presidential selection. Everybody that tells you. A dozen isn't being honest. It has an impact on a weight on the scale etc and I think the Biden campaign credit for mealy jumping on it and try to Deflated everybody is united in the party with a single goal of beating. President trump. I would step back though and say violated a simple number one rule. You have to project that you're gonNA earn every vote fight for every vote just like you're gonNA fight for this country and what this said underneath was. I'm going to get your vote no matter what I do. Because the other guy's worse than me. And that violates politics one on one but Chris. The trump campaign was immediately out with ads. Criticizing Biden does that continue sure. Of course it doesn't and here's the problem Ramadan. I've talked about this before. The Biden campaign should do everything they can to keep Joe Biden in the basement and stop talking because as soon as he starts talking he starts to create problems. He's in the phase of the campaign right now where it's really a referendum on the president unless he turns it into a binary choice and by doing things like he just did. He's turning it into a binary choice and rob complements the Biden Campaign for defusing it. They've had plenty of practice in trying to defuse these things and they're gonNA play anymore. I suspect in terms of the impact on the vice presidential pick. Though I hope it doesn't impact it because if it does he could take himself down the McCain Sarah Palin route which is not the place he wants to go in my view. This is a first. Do No harm pick for Vice President Biden and run by was already under some pressure to choose a black woman as a running mate. He says multiple or under consideration. Does this increase the pressure? In the likelihood he will choose a black woman. It adds weight obviously To that effort and I think you know I believe in I think you have to look at the history of Vice President. Used to pick a vice president. One do no harm to balance your weaknesses whether it's geographic or ideological when President Clinton picked Al Gore. Jason Southern Moderate Tennessee Arkansas. He Changed The paradigm from balance to partnership. And I think you look at it. It's not like George Bush had worry about Wyoming or president or Senator Barack Obama had to worry about Della Gore's electoral votes. They answered a political part of the equation. But they also added a partnership Element I think in the end of the day the most important vetting after you get to the final three will be president. Senator Vice President Joe Biden. See this person. His partner in making these critical decisions and that to me will be the element that amounts. Because when you look at Sarah Palin she did not fulfil John McCain's message themes and who he was as a character and it became apparent to the voters. This was an impulse. Joyce real choice of a partnership and Chris Biden has committed to selecting a woman. Does that box some in? Was that a good idea. Well listen it's his call right and what it does is it eliminates about fifty percent of the population. But that's his call. I think that you know here. It's even more Stark Martha and Robin mentioned. One thing that I think is very important. Joe Biden if elected will be seventy eight years old with a history of some health issues going into this. The American people are going to be looking a little bit different than a partnership. They're going to be looking at this person to say. Can I see this person as president even more starkly than they do with a normal vice presidential pick? I don't think anybody was worried about Barack Obama prematurely dying office. I don't think anybody who's worried about George W Bush in that regard and so looking at this choice. He needs to look at it that way as well given Senator Biden's vice president binds agent so of his history. I've gone through this process twice myself and being vetted and the partnership matters significantly there's no doubt but also that person has to be able to see you but more importantly the American people in this instance has to see that choice as someone they could see as president of the United States that in the next four years.
Suspected Drunk Driver Arrested In Dallas For Crash That Critically Injured Man
"Here in North Texas one person is in critical condition after a suspected drunk driver ran a red light this morning in Dallas care all these Bailey Friday has the latest police say a drunk driver blew through a red light in Dallas this morning careening into another driver and sending him to the hospital it happened around midnight on west bound president George Bush turnpike police say thirty eight year old Joel George drove his Cadillac through a flashing red light and crashed into an S. U. V. traveling through a yellow light the force of the crash sent the Honda spinning into a light pole the driver was taken to the hospital in critical condition police arrested George for intoxication
Heavy Rainfall Has I-30 Flooded in Downtown Dallas
"Right now let's get traffic and weather together on the eight it is a mess here is Joyce Nielsen and that it is got a special trying to make your way through downtown the ramp from eastbound thirty to sell found forty five shut down because of flooding and then the ramp from eastbound thirty to north bell seventy five is close that because of an accident that traffic is backing up from an on two thirty five feet now what about bush turnpike at independence parkway it was an act of the three left like look at that is now cleared but the backup remains from seventy five south on seventy five before the six thirty five interchange accident clearing out of the two right lanes filling in a slowdown back to around Arapahoe John wolf has a look at an earlier problem just northwest of downtown Dallas south of thirty five you before regal role I no longer see left lanes blocked still they coming down from the live twelve split now if you come in to lose or me curry creek there from earlier axes the hickory creek parting so cleared up but it's still pretty heavy as you approach four oh seven didn't county thirty five W. twenty four ninety nine thirty five W. acts in the right lane is traffic slow almost back to Denton itself in Carrollton new problem just east of thirty five eastbound George Bush at old Denton we've got an accident effecting the left lane Randy fuller checking and there is a a problem in fort worth along one ninety nine westbound Jacksboro highway is where the problem is nine mile Bridge Road that is closed is an accident and a fuel spill and then in turn is slowing traffic backed Confederate park row downtown fort worth south on thirty five W. the express before far that's clear it's still slow back to meet him from there and north loop eight twenty eastbound at mark for parkway the accidents in that right lane twenty minutes where the heavy back up behind that runs from eight eleven to south Dallas north on forty five before over ten right lane affected by an accidental you from live twelve it must get a couple of issues southbound six three five four counties Boulevard two left lanes are blocked by a fender Bender slowing you from thirty north bound six thirty five before Britain as an axe in the left lane because go back up from at least like
Biden on Buttigieg: 'He hasn’t been able to unify the black community'
"Out of the White House he should be pending a metal on venemen and not on rush limbaugh. We should all stand colonel. Nice show of how much we supported. Stand up and clap for me get off. Apparently he's not alone. There's late word tonight. Ambassador Research Gordon Sunlen has been abruptly recalled from the EU not onstage today because he's not competing in the earliest dates billionaire businessmen Mike Bloomberg the former mayor of New York. The president seems to view the Republican Party. It's a cult. That will defend anything. He does or says no matter. How lawless or reckless there are millions of people who can desire to run for office? But I guess if you worth sixty billion dollars and you could spent several hundred million dollars aud commercials. You'll have a slight advantage. Dot is not such look. I don't think anyone ought to be able to buy their way Into a nomination or to be president of the United States and Bernie Sanders came out of Iowa in the lead Joe Biden running a distant fourth in Iowa sought to lower expectations here too and took a hit. I'll probably take it here on. Healthcare Tonight Biden went on the attack. Barney's plan costs double double what the taxpayers are paying taking aim at one of Sanders. Signature campaign promises Medicare Medicare for all. Look at the numbers. How much is it going to cost? WHO'S GONNA pay for it? It will cost more than the entire the entire federal budget. We spend now. ABC's David Muir pressed boot `age about his criticism of Biden's vote to authorize war in Iraq. You said it's the difference between tenure and judgment that it's the judgment that matters not the time in Washington Vice President Biden as you know voted. Yes as commander in chief. Do you believe your judgment would be better better than the vice president's. I believe that I have the judgment to help us get through these situations where obviously the vice president made the wrong decision when it came to such such an important moment in our foreign policy I made a mistake I set in fourteen years. God trusted George Bush to keep his word. He said he was not going to go into Iraq he he said he was only using this to unite the United Nations Sanders chimed in on that. I also heard the arguments in terms of the war in Iraq from Bush from Cheney Cheney from John Bolton from the administration I listened very carefully and I concluded that they lying through their teeth tonight Sanders Sanders was asked about Hillary Clinton's recent comments sharply critical of him. Just yesterday on Ellen. For instance a few promise the moon and you can't deliver the moon. Then that's going to be one more indicator of how we just can't trust each other. Our job is to look forward and not back to two thousand sixteen and I hope that Secretary Clinton and all of us can come together and move in that direction. One big theme tonight was how best to appeal. Took all Americans look. We gotTA stop taking the Black Community for granted. That's the starting place. No I'm glad to stand on this stage with my fellow. Democrats who talk about how important. The black community is at least at election time here after year after year election after election after election. Democrats go to people in the black community and say boy. We really care about these issues. Racism is terrible we all want to do something and then somehow the problem just seems to keep heap getting worse. Criminal Justice issues came up in that context. How do you explain the increase in black arrests in south bend under your leadership for marijuana the possession but again the overall rate was lower increase the year before you were an office it was lower has struggled gold to attract support among African Americans? These things are all connected. But that's the point so we're all of the things that need to change in order for us to prevent violence and remove the effects of systemic racism not just from criminal justice from our economy from health from housing and from our democracy itself. Senator Warren is that that a substantial answer from their merge no this democratic debate rather to be trumped the party needs to excite the base ace or unite the middle whether energy or experience matters more and most importantly who has the total package to be trump trump. I'm a fresh face up for presidential debate and I figure Pete that fifty nine my age is the new thirty eight up here. The second the thing I think about this and that is okay there. You go meeting the moment. Next Tuesday New Hampshire voters get their
Can the Dutch save the world from the danger of rising sea levels?
"The Netherlands is the best protect data in the world with centuries of experience in holding back the floodwaters as climate change causes sea levels to rise can touch expertise. Help Save the world cities that are most at risk or think so bad that they will struggle to even save themselves themselves. Simon Cooper has looked into this question and he's with me now to discuss what he discovered. Hi Simon Esta so about a third of the Netherlands. ORLANDS is below sea level including the capital Amsterdam. You grew up in Leiden that also below sea level and were you aware of the risk of flooding. When you're a child ounce on facial redness blow sea level? I must say I never checked during my childhood. There's also a lot of land. That's not below sea level but susceptible to river flooding. WHO's three great rivers above the Rhine and in the Netherlands on my Johnny's to the sea? So you'll always closer river all see. I mean I grew up in Leiden as as you say. Which is I? Don't know about five miles from the same and it's reclaimed. Glands that Western Netherlands is where most of the population lives. So you know very large. Pasta appellation are most of the economy is they're threatened by the see below sea level and the funny thing is that because the Dutch of being so good since the disastrous Austral slaughtered nineteen fifty. Three of keeping the. I'm ribs it pay you better. Think about it in your daily life. I mean they're canals and you got fishing and did you learn to swim as soon as you can. Because it's unsafe to live in the Netherlands. Not being able to swim but generally you just don't think about the threat of flooding the Wolf's experts. I spoke to. This story complained that the population has always complacent. They assume the Netherlands would always be safe from the walls have given the geographical factors. That play is it the case. That's dot. History is littered with flooding disasters up to a certain point. I think you mentioned the last very serious floods Richard in the nineteen fifties. Yeah I mean. The Dutch spent centuries trying to deal with the wolves so plenty of the ELDA. The Roman author was stationed. There I think is a tribune in the first century idea and he he says look at being flooded all the time like wall miserable limbs by the fire of mud and it's just terrible and for centuries being flooded and people drowning was possibly cost of living in that area so they reclaim line from the seat. I built dikes. They did the best to maintain the bikes. It didn't always go well so for example. twenty-one thousands thousands of people were killed in floods maintaining the dykes is always sort of what history is being about. It wasn't always done well. So nineteen fifty three is the walls showed literally you get these disastrous floods kill about eighteen hundred people know. Madeleine's another three hundred dollars. Nason England something there. I think the English would largely forgotten by the doctor having forgotten that so often the fifty three flood the government says right never again and they set up a commission. The Commission says you have to build incredibly expensive defenses and it's going to take decades and cost in tax in this country that has been left low by the wall which is ready poll with people emigrating to the United States Australia and the DOT com says yes. We'll just do it because we have this again. One of the things you write about in the Steve Dunn for fifty we can magazine is something something called the Paul. D'Amato can you just tell us a little bit about what that is. Yes Oh upholder is a piece of reclaimed linemates flatlined and when you take a train through the Netherlands you see everywhere. He's very flat fields often. I see some cows grazing next to the cow will be a massive office block. Is the Docs use every inch of space in the small country and canals to carry off the water and the thing about the pulled. Ramon del as they reclaimed this line but the line was incredibly vulnerable because is one flood and everybody drown us so each district had to maintain its own dykes and in the Netherlands centuries yet terrible religious disputes and people killing each each other promising Catholic woes from fifteen sixty eight and so there was always political division but in the end it didn't really mice what religion you. You had some tightening talk so they created the system of negotiation compromise. You know the local weather being elected and sitting in committees about what's going on with our dyke and so it creates this very politics that exists today of compromise in pragmatism. You had to set the religious stuff and the audiology one side in the end. You just tattoo wet together to survive and mostly things were managed very well so today politics. I mean I think of it as a one party system you have have different policies but that was in coalition with each other and one full more another and so whether or the sensor ride. BVD All green left. All the centre-left peeve on the you're always having to negotiate and deal with each other in a pragmatic way and the Dutch coal that pulled him Odell and the golden so pulling means to sit down and hammer out a compromise compromise that nobody is going to get excited about it. I mean it just fearless. Though as we're seeing sea levels rise that kind of model of cooperation is going to be more and more needed around the world but I mean the other thing overseas money. Do we know roughly how much the Dutch spend each year on flood defences well money. I mean the surprise me. When I was researching the story money in a way is the easy bit I mean? The doctor saves money by spreading their spending. On dykes over seven hundred years. He is but nowadays they spend about a billion euros year on flood defences which given the most of the country's susceptible to floods is where you know bad it's commit more than north point one percents of GDP so the average person just really doesn't exit and obviously doing it from scratch like New Orleans. Now I mean New Orleans which is sort of similar bliss situations of the Netherlands has spent fifteen billion or US suspect fifteen billion levies etcetera. Protecting New Elaine. Since two thousand and five but if that's the cost of the survival of a place is actually not that bad so wealthy countries can do this. The biggest problem is that they don't have pulled a modell they don't have this. Pragmatic take compromise long-term spending which the Dutch you spend on dykes even when there's no crisis even when you haven't been flooded in decades you just do it all the time we know in the US. For example Donald it is just a big problem with spending any infrastructure so they weren't even on potentially life-saving infrastructure. Like dykes levees. So you have to think long term which is the the problem in many societies whereas spending don ends political rhythm so the new government the new president will spend something in the next one more of us. The ducks don't do that. Doesn't Marie Masters and government money got spent and the other thing is that you have to have a national program. You can't say will you happen to live in the two square gweat miles. That's most susceptible to flooding. So you must find the couple of billion it will take you to protect yourself against the wall Cher. No this is a national thing so we have have a national plan and national taxes to raise the money for wo suspending. Even can be a bit more if you live in. wosa threatened district broadly the whole population pays and the other thing. Is that good defenses ready. What when it's a national strategy because if you build a dike or Levee to protect your factory or your neighborhood ed or your apartment building and you see that in Miami where some buildings after on seawall then you're actually endangering the neighbors because the voices will hit your seawall? I'm be diverted to the neighbors so you can't have some people protecting themselves and others not which is very common along the US coasts. The ducks done do that. The whole whole country is protected so I came away thinking countries like the. US can folded countries like Bangladesh. Perhaps not but they don't have the long term they don't don't have the culture of negotiation and compromise and they don't have the National Corporation that you need to do this successfully. Some of these places have been turning to the Dutch asking asking for advice. Is that right. Yeah so I went to the Moslems kidding which is the big storm surge barrier that protects the rouse Ma'am Haba one Dutch official described it smears the front door of the Netherlands so is always waiting to close if the waters rise. Three macy's they haven't since it was completed twenty three years ago so so a lot of foreign visitors come to the Muslim caring because more and more cities around the world thinking of building storm surge. Barrett's the Italians are thinking about it. Venice has some protection protection. Maybe not enough George. Bush was recent visit. He's the Texas Land Commissioner. I think he's the nephew of George. W and George. Bush is trying to think of ways to protect Houston and ironically it's oil refineries from the rising waters which caused caused by the carbon emissions made by those are refineries arrays and so they come to the Netherlands. Look at these models of what the Dutch do and see if they could work in their own countries and to some degree the model model is the easy bit. The infrastructure is the easy but you can't build storm surge barrier but you have to keep monitoring dotting its spending on maintaining it and also so given the wolves are rising checking every couple of years. How long will my barrier last? Are we going to need to build a whole new on. We're GONNA need to build Out Bigger because if you build it for say a meter of rising waters it might not be able to save the water rises one and a half nieces and apart from the Moslem carrying this other flood defence strategy being used by the Dutch. Yeah I mean it's a whole system of dikes. If you woke woke along the seacoast you don't see the waterfront properties that you see in American real estate ads. Where you'll deck overlooks the ocean? And The Netherlands. Nobody lives CBS on the beach. You have the beach and then you have the Junes. which are these man made hills of signed that stopped the C- coming in and you can only live behind the junes? Then you have these sluices which can open or close depending so the real Saddam Hall. The Muslim king is open because as I was standing by the catering watching ships coming in and out on the way to Britain and elsewhere and is able to close. It's like a door that opened it's able to close it's the Walsh's rise so it's a very flexible and complex system the difference in every place in the country but that
TSA officers are finding more guns than ever before
"The number of guns discovered at airports has reached new heights the TSA says in twenty nineteen its officers found more guns than ever in the agency's eighteen year history over forty four hundred guns were found at airport security checkpoints last year about twelve every day that's a five percent increase from twenty eighteen what's unclear is if there are more guns in carry on bags or if the TSA is just getting better finding the ones that are brought to airports the airport's leading the list of most guns found Atlanta Hartsfield Dallas fort worth Denver Houston George Bush intercontinental and Phoenix sky harbor
Key issues discussed in Iowa Democratic debate
"Twelve democratic presidential candidates still standing faced off at last night's debate in des Moines Iowa it was the last debate before voters choose their top candidate at the Iowa caucuses on February third can it is discussed a wide range of issues including foreign policy gender politics and health care let's take a look at some of the key moments Joe in all you listened to what Dick Cheney and George Bush and Rumsfeld had to say I thought they were lying I do believe them for a moment I took to the floor I did everything I could to prevent that war Joe sore differently we just found out today the four Republicans are joining Democrats to go to him and say you must have an authorization of military force if you're going to go to war with Iran what we are hearing is twenty years of mistakes by the American government in the Middle East the true great foreign policy disasters of our lifetimes with the war in Vietnam and the war in Iraq both of those wars were based on lies I think he flat out lied about saying greedy made the strike was because our embassies were about to be bought if our troops can summon the courage to go overseas into harm's way often on deployment after deployment then we've got to make sure the Congress has the courage to take tough up or down votes on whether they ought to be there Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by three million votes how could anybody in a million years not believe that a woman could become president of the United States look at the man on this stage collectively they have lost ten elections the only people on this stage who have won every single election that they've been in or the women Amy just for the record straight I defeated an incumbent Republican running for Congress when nineteen ninety cuts however one beat a Republican
"george h w bush" Discussed on 790 KABC
"Friends that I respect I admire and I truly lots that are Republicans you know I think George H. W. bush was one of the greatest American patriots of all time so I have a lot of admiration for so many of them hi this is in about your party affiliation honestly I again I go back to you know if I had children I would be telling them that's not the behavior and I am not but I but I'm trying to distill it down to an ethical principle and and I think the average person and I'm just I'm not sure and we have an opinion and and so I'm just trying to advocate on behalf with the average person who sort of looks this thing goes I'm kind of confused it did scaly Aaron yes Sir can you make a note of this doctor drew did not have an opinion on something I have is a lot does happen it takes awhile for my opinions I I may come down moving stronger than you above actually I don't know but this is not an opinion but when I but when I think about the average person looking at this that they're just gonna go what is of tries no idea well I and what do you do what he asked he asked about corruption and yeah that looks pretty bad to me yes my corruption and that was against what what's the principal what what do you do you know what then the ethical principle is follow the constitution oops I guess I maybe I thought it was fun SO two shows doing my job because I agreed to defend the country wherever it needs to be defended I saw some corruption yeah yeah I got the benefit out of it maybe I don't know it does look like a benefit and I feel like every president has probably always held money are always done anything for any government that looks correct or does anything it's not like this is the first president that has ever done that and people just hate president trump and they're picking every single day about that Lee and I wish you were right about that I really do honestly I'm being sincere I'll tell you to do the unfortunate examples that don't kind of support that theory all you have to do is look at China right and and you just that the violation of human rights in China turn our stomach at least my with that and we do so much business with them and they know how much money from them and you know what I'm saying so wish you were right on the sense so yeah so if you well then okay trying to turn around about that New York to talk about being an ethical person of doing all of that and then the how do you support that so you know if you if you want to go into this big hole right I want to Michael right that's what I'm saying All I Want to teach my children be good people look at that guy how is the up of a wall then how do we look at China and say were ethical and and deal with them and give money and buy products and buy Nike and not you know after their cross in which you responded I don't know that all right that's a fair question in a question and you said something very hold I'm overly former supervisor government relations senior director governor's for trans parent business former senior adviser Joe Biden mauve L. M. O. E. M. O. E. V. E. L. as we can find him right back for an answer that question with the lives of ninety KABC ABC has dependable traffic right now sponsored by covered California step outside of the four oh five at Olympic the cleared lanes of an accident but still delays Getty center drive and westbound and Santa Monica federal Roberts install in the left lane slow from French westbound side of the sixty mountain out over toward central he got some road work here in the right lane that now backing up to grow opened fifteen freeway southbound between six and second road work here as well in the right lane that.
"george h w bush" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"This is the funeral for the forty first president, George H W Bush. To the present for people. In peace. Let us pray to the Lord. Mighty God who has met together lacked in one Cini and fellowship and the mystical body. Christ. Our download. Each day. To the whole church in paradise on us. Light pace. Granted all who have been baptized into Christ, death and resurrection may die and rise to newness of life. And that's true the grave and gate of death. We may pass with him to our joyful resurrection. Grant to ask you're still in our pilgrimage and he walks his yet by face. Holy Spirit may lead us in holiness and righteousness full hour days. Granted I face will people pardon and peace that we may be cleansed from all our sins and serves the with a quiet mind. Him on a shell confidence in die fatherly care Kosta, racial. Faye? Made a consolation of love. Give courage and face to those who are bereaved that they may have strength to meet the days ahead in the comfort of a reasonable, and holy Hoke in the joyful expectation of eternal life with those. They love. How fast we pray in the midst of things we cannot understand to believe and trust in the communion of saints the forgiveness of sins and the resurrection to life.
"george h w bush" Discussed on KOA 850 AM
"Creating a kinder gentler nation, and we're not that anymore. And I'm here to say thank you for putting that out there, Mr President, and hopefully, we can grab, unfortunately, it may be your death that brings us all together. Mourners in his home state of Texas preparing to say their goodbyes to late president, George H W Bush today, the forty first president will be laid to rest at his presidential library in college. Station after locomotive trip will explain with ABC's Jim Ryan, he's live in Houston. Good morning. Jim. Good morning. I think it's important to note that that what that person there in Houston was saying that president George H W Bush is the one who really put the finishing touches on his own funeral plants, including inviting the current President Donald Trump to the funeral. The Trump and the bushes had a long running sort of underlying dispute Trump criticizing both the administrations of George H W Bush, and that of George W Bush, and of course, taking on Jeb Bush with some kind words during the two thousand sixteen GOP primary. So yes, it was President Trump who sat there with the former presidents yesterday at the National Cathedral for the state ceremony. The state funeral for the forty first president. What has the response been like in Houston? Jim. It's an outpouring of love and support. The bushes had lived here since the nineteen forties. Really? They were adopted and accepted as hometown people. They were active in the community here. I think that's being reflected now in the outpouring of support that this family is showing this community family last night Marty the the casket the flag draped casket of President Bush lay in state lay in repose in the church here in Houston twelve thousand people overnight passed by that casket to pay their respects, tell us about this special train car that I mentioned on the locomotive that will transfer George H W Bush to college station is sold by the Union Pacific. But it was repainted in two thousand five as part of a transportation exhibit at the Bush, presidential library college station. They painted to look just like Air Force One at least as much as locomotive. Can it's painted white over blue with the gold stripe down the side precisely the same paint formula. That's used on the presidential. Aircraft. We know as air force. One has the words the United States of America and the presidential seal on the site that locomotive today is going to pull a special train car that has glass sides plexiglass sites and within that car will be that flag draped casket of President Bush, so people all along this parade this procession route in these small towns between here and college station will have a chance. One more time goodbyes to the person who had adopted this is his home state, April President Bush was a proud naval officer. And I know that they are doing the miss it. What is the missing man formation with the jet flyer? Talk about that. Yeah. What are the largest ever were told the largest missing man formation ever Twenty-one aircraft involved in this fly over that will happen today as the ceremonies get underway here in Houston? Just really remarkable. And yes, he was a naval aviator and the socks Mr Bush course, was famous for the. The sort of extravagant socks that. He would he would wear the socks he has been wearing. Now, the ones that no one has seen. But that he's wearing have images of naval aircraft on the fighter aircraft. That's awesome. ABC's? Jim Ryan reporting from Houston. Thanks so much for the time. Thanks for all, right. Seven twenty five on Colorado's morning news time.
"george h w bush" Discussed on KYW Newsradio 1060
"Yeah. hymn. Eternal father strong to save. And now the commendation for George H W Bush once again, the congregation in the National Cathedral rises..
"george h w bush" Discussed on KSFO-AM
"Was the real George H W Bush a loving man with a big vibrant, all invalid. Heart. And so we ask as we commend his soul to God. And as he did why why was he spared? The workings of providence mysterious but this much is clear. The George Herbert Walker. Bush who survived that fiery fall into the waters of the Pacific three quarters of a century ago. Made our lives and the lives of nations freer, better, warmer and nobler. That was his mission. That was his heartbeat. And if we listen closely enough. We can hear that heartbeat. Even now for it's the heartbeat of a lion. A lion who not only lead us. But who loved us. That's why him. That's why he was spared. What a wonderful line that was from Jon Meacham here. And.
"george h w bush" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk
"Now, the body if George H W Bush being carried down the steps of the capital with his family standing by. help. But to be moved by watching this. The body is carried down. Steps. Showing the close up shots, the family members the Bush family members. As they prepare to say, farewell. Right now, the casket is been carried across the capitol grounds. And they are putting that caskets into the hearse. Where will be taken to the memorial service that will take place just a few minutes from now. And our coverage of the farewell to.
"george h w bush" Discussed on Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill
"Hopefully, and I hope it never happens again, erase this notion or demystify this notion that somehow the United States supports any expressions of democracy, and is not consistently supportive of dictators. No matter how brutal and barbaric. They are to their own populations as we wrap up this specific discussion synon- I wanted to ask you about current day Iraq, and how much of the situation we're witnessing there. Now can be traced back to the period. Win George H W Bush was vice president and ultimately president during the Iraq war, and then launching the Gulf war, the United States was supportive of Saddam Hussein until the second of August, nineteen Ninety-one invaded Kuwait. That's one. And the Brits were at pains to find somebody Iraqi opposition, folks. And of course, they went and brought the mostly unsavory characters. And basically created this so-called Iraqi opposition figures who most of whom had no constituency inside the rack and most of them were very sectarian what either based on hit on all had contacts with Saudi intelligence or Syrian intelligence. And then those folks are the ones who are brought in two thousand three to form the core of the new regime, and then you know, you have this cold pundits. And experts being really shocked that this new ruling elite is sectarian in Iran. I mean, that's what you brought them from that had no constituency inside Iraq. Most of them were really really corrupt. So George Bush senior this will be on him as long as I'm alive, and this is the actual records. So he is primarily responsible for a lot of the damage. And the horror that Iraqis live through and continue to throw until today sonata unto thank you very much for joining us. Thank you. Sonata Antoon is a celebrated Iraqi, poet scholar and novelist. He's an associate professor at New York University. He was born and raised in Baghdad to end today's show, we asked to non to perform one of his poems. It's called to an Iraqi infant written in the mid nineteen nineties synon- tunes poem is about the impact of economic sanctions on Iraqi civilians imposed by George H W Bush after his nineteen ninety one Gulf for do, you know that your mother is nipples are dry bones that her breasts are bursting with depleted during him. Do you know that the wombs window overlooks confiscated land? Do you know that you're tomorrow has no tomorrow? And that your blood is the Inc of new maps. Do you know that your mother is we? Leaving the slowness of our moments into analogy, and she is already morning, you don't be shy. You'll funeral is over the tears are dry in everyone's gone. Come forward. It's only a short way don't be late. You'll grave is looking at its watch. Don't be afraid.
"george h w bush" Discussed on Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill
"Occasion of kasim's, bitterly anti-british anti-american Nassar politics. Emptying the jails political prisoners, replacing them with communist rounded up since the revolution. The final impact will be nobody can say. Talk about the takeover by Saddam Hussein of Iraq, and the Ba'ath party, the US support and the politics of that moment in Iraqi history. Yes, I mean, I'm happy you you brought this up because until today the could him costume retains huge popularity amongst Iraqis because of his as you said his progressive records, and it was really stunning by the standards of the time because he was a nationalist. And you know, one of the leaders of the bath later in his memoirs said, quote, we came on an American train. So everyone believes that we came on a CIA train. Well. Same same. But yes, I mean, it's an amazing emission everyone knows that. And you know, speaking of the ninety one war, it's it's only until Saddam Hussein cross the red line and invaded Kuwait. Because he misread the signs. Orioles fooled by the United States ambassador, April be saying her meeting with him. We have no position on disputes. Did you say we have no opinion on the air conflicts like your border disagreement with? Yes, that was one part of my sentence. The other part of my sense was, but we insist that you settle your your disputes with Koei non violently, and he told me he would do. So that's ones was transformed from the secular ally, not only for the United States for for France and other so called western liberal democracies, and he became the enemy before that it's throughout that was definite support through and especially during the Iran. Iraq war. In the nineteen eighties. But for me, I grew up as youngster in bag that I still remember when Saddam Hussein was the vice president. But everyone knew that he was the most powerful person in a way because he had consolidated a lot of power under under his control, especially in terms of intelligence and internal security and in nineteen seventy nine he pushed aside, I'm has but good would have been president and took full power. And then so very quickly, of course, the tensions with with Iran started, and and Saddam wage the Iran, Iraq war and one of the images that always stays with me. And I make sure to write about it. Remind fellow citizens because they are so forgetful is that I remember watching the news and and hearing as a teenager also that, you know, President Reagan sending a congratulatory telegrams to Saddam Hussein. And then seeing dawn drums felt calm as the misery. And it was known that the United States was supporting the the Iraqi regime with intelligence to make sure of course, that the war last as long as possible, I think hinder Kissinger said that the longer that war last the better. So when we come to two thousand and two I myself, but many Iraqis we would not take Donald Rumsfeld seriously when he speaks of the liberty in wellbeing of other people and Donald Rumsfeld multiple times visited Baghdad to meet with Saddam Hussein over the course of eighty three and nineteen Eighty-four Donald Rumsfeld. Brought a gift from Ronald Reagan. And it was a pair of golden cowboy Spurs that were given to Saddam Hussein. But I bring that up not to just tell you the bit of trivia about the cowboy Spurs, but to remind people that win Saddam was at his most brutal was when he had the full support of the United States in the nineteen eighties lifting him off. List of state sponsors of terrorism selling him weapons, sending US generals to Baghdad to help them plot. Their bombing runs in Iran part of this story. It's the George H W Bush eulogy on Iraq is basically Kuwait was invaded Bush put together a coalition of willing nations, including many Arab nations and liberated Kuwait. And then wisely made the decision to keep Saddam in power. But in fact, that's not the beginning of the George H W Bush Iraq story, the Iran Iraq war and supporting the brutal dictatorship of Saddam during that period prior to the Gulf war the brutality against the Kurds and the use of chemical weapons. I mean, those chemical weapons we forgot also were supplied by the United States and also about the issue of invading Kuwait. And of course, I in many Iraqis against invasion of Kuwait. But how this how the Arabian ruling family was convinced to allow..
"george h w bush" Discussed on Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill
"Southern Iraq that fallen victim to the cancer up that is plagued the region. The end of the nineteen ninety one Gulf war reporting from Iraq's hospitals felt to me like reporting from death rows for infants. Doctors would tell you that they knew how to treat their patients, but they didn't have the supplies the medications necessary to do so syringes were being reused Tylenol was banned bleach was banned equipment for x Ray machines was banned. I saw children born with congenital birth defects. That did not exist in modern medical journals. The US strategy was to starve kill torture Iraqis into rising up against Saddam Hussein. And I saw with my own eyes. How US policy made Saddam stronger, and how it forced Iraqis that may have organized their own version of an Arab spring uprising to spend every hour. Ounce of their human energy on simply surviving, Iraq. Is why alternately became a reporter? I'm still haunted by the memories of the dead. I saw there particularly the children in Iraq spent a lot of time with the US peace activist Kathy Kelly, the co founder of the group voices in the wilderness. She went to Iraq during the ninety one Gulf war and camped out in the desert in protest of that war. She spent extensive time in Baghdad as the missiles rain down and then throughout the nineteen ninety s Kathy lived for long periods in Iraq over the years organizing against the sanctions and the bombings implemented by Bush and continued by Clinton. I mean, I really believed that the strategy was to say to every other country in the region. Maybe in the world, if you do not subordinate yourselves to feel our national interest to serve our national interest. We can eliminate you. And if you don't believe it look at Saddam Hussein. Look at it. As we watched the coverage on corporate television of George H W Bush, the focus when it comes to Iraq is how Bush built this coalition of willing nations to force Saddam to withdraw from Kuwait. There's no mention of how the US was arming Saddam for a decade prior to that helping him identify targets to bomb in Iran. No, mention of how Bush encouraged Iraqi's to rise up and then gave Saddam the green light to slaughter those who had risen against him. There's another way for the bloodshed. Stop. And that is for the Iraqi military and the Iraqi people to take matters into their own hands to force Sadam Hussein the dictator step aside, their scant mention of the role that the US played fueling and arming the Iran. Iraq war that preceded the invasion of Kuwait. There's no mention of how the CIA cultivated and supported Saddam and his rise to power. There's no talk of how the US ambassador told Saddam before the invasion of Kuwait. Wait that the US didn't have a position on era disputes. None of this. It's as though history exists in a vacuum that will allow nothing in except the sanitized US empire narrative to truly understand the massive scale of the crimes that George H W Bush committed in Iraq. We must look at the nineteen ninety one Gulf war and all the civilian targets US intentionally bombed, but we must also look at Bush's role in supporting Saddam right up until the eve of that war. We have to talk about Saddam and CIA friends. We have to talk about the sanctions that lived on for more than a decade after Bush left office and continued to kill innocent people. And we have to talk about the horrors in Iraq today. And how they can all be traced to the legacy that George H W Bush built it became I think is such a difficult setting in which to live that people actually would say if there is a light. The tunnel is probably only train coming to run us over that ended up being sort of true. And I thinking of all that relation to the formation of Jihadist groups. We you know, we really shouldn't be surprised..
"george h w bush" Discussed on Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill
"I began my life in journalism, by begging my way, into an unpaid apprenticeship with Amy Goodman, the host of democracy now, and it was during the nineteen nineties and Bill Clinton was President Saddam Hussein was firmly entrenched in power as the dictator of Iraq. And that country was suffering. An unimaginable way the nine hundred ninety one Gulf war launched by President Bush had decimated Iraq civilian infrastructure. A modern Middle East nation had been bombed back decades water and sewage treatment facilities had been attacked. Systematically. Cancer rates were skyrocketing and hospitals could not import basic medicines analgesics cancer treatments. That's because Bush followed up his destruction of Iraq by imposing what would become the most sweeping economic sanctions in history. What that meant is that Iraq civilian infrastructure was obliterated. During the bombing and the war, and then it was prohibited from rebuilding the country or even offering the most basic medical care when Bill Clinton defeated George H W Bush and won the presidency in nineteen ninety two one of his first acts as president was to bomb Iraq, the justification for that bombing was an alleged plot by Saddam Hussein to assassinate Bush on a visit to Kuwait that turned out to be totally false. But Bill Clinton's bombing killed several Iraqi civilians, including the famed painter Layla, I'll tar throughout the Clinton years. Iraq was bombed on average once every three days under the guise of the so-called no-fly zones. And it was in this period that I began traveling to Iraq as a young reporter and many of the stories I did focused on the ongoing death toll and suffering caused by Bush's war and the economic weapon of sanctions one and a half year old Hamudi Abbass is going die. Maybe a week. Maybe. A month maybe in a year. But his doctor says he won't see third birthday. Moody was just diagnosed with them foam cancer of the lymph nodes his face is severely disfigured by a large softball tumor compresses against his left eye. He wears around his neck that says, I love my, mommy. The Bebe is covered in the blood that moody has been coughing up. His doctor Muhammed Kamo says that with adequate drugs moody, would have a solid chance of beating the cancer. But he says the because of shortages caused by the US led sanctions the necessary drugs are simply not available. Some of them some of even. Moody is one of the thousands of children in.
"george h w bush" Discussed on KCRW
"The casket of George H W Bush arrived at the United States capitol yesterday. US military pallbearers carried him up the steps the carried him between stone columns and into the space beneath the capitol dome. He lay in state beneath an American flag in the rotunda statues of past presidents surrounded him among others. Andrew Jackson as their Ulysses. S grant is there Ronald Reagan. Is there the man who defeated George H W Bush for the Republican presidential nomination, then chose him as a running mate then supported him as his presidential successor. NPR's? Scott detro- has been watching the ceremonies this week as people in Washington honor, George H W Bush's enter studio, Scott good morning. What's the symbolic importance of this particular ceremony? A friend joke to me that this is as close as the United States comes to being Britain with its Royal family, and it's competent circumstance. It's a moment of symbolism and ceremony where you have the military. Saying goodbye to a former commander in chief. Then you go into the rotunda. And you have the entire government in the rotunda in the centre of government. You had the house standing there. You had the Senate standing there? The supreme court saying goodbye to the former president of the United States a high ceilinged room, but not a huge room. It must have been crowded in there, which must have been part of the drama and part of the history knowing that Bush's casket was placed on the same stand catafalque used for ABRAHAM LINCOLN. And so many other people in a spot where Henry clay Lincoln. Dwight Eisenhower, so many giant American figures have been honored. So some of the current day leaders had an opportunity to speak and one of them was Mitch McConnell. He's now the Senate Republican leader, but he's been in congress long enough that if I'm not mistaken he was around when George H W Bush. Was president? Let's listen to some of what he had to say a steady.
"george h w bush" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist
"Nineteen thousand nine he might have felt that he would struggle to escape the shadow of his predecessor, but within months Ronald Reagan's great animating caused the defeat of Soviet communism became an arrest. Relevance. When Bush was presented with a major foreign policy challenge. Give or take intervention in Panama in late nineteen thousand nine it was in the Middle East after Saddam Hussein ordered Iraq's invasion of Kuwait. Bush assembled an international coalition and one UN approval to reverse the annexation. He spoke optimistically of the new world order consensual and cooperative. What is at stake is more than one small country? It is a big idea a new world order. We're diverse nations are drawn together in common cause to achieve the universal aspirations of mankind. Peace and security freedom and the rule of law such is a world worthy of our struggle and worthy of our children's future. It is a political truism. However that foreign policy does not win elections and at home Bush struggled with what he famously described in one frustrated haram f- as the vision thing he raised taxes despite saying he wouldn't a recession refused to recede running for reelection in nineteen Ninety-two. He looked flat footed and crotchety compared to the breezy and charming Clinton. A third party run by Texan billionaire Ross Perot, probably hurt Bush more than Clinton and Clinton one big. I want all of you to join with me tonight and expressing our gratitude to President Bush for his lifetime of public service for the effort he made from the time. He was a young soldier in World War Two helping to bring about an end of the Cold War to our victory in the Gulf war to the grace with which he conceded. The results of this election tonight in the finest American edition. Let's be Mr Bush and. His family hand. In the use of it. Unemployed him America decided it liked George H W Bush after all his reputation benefited from the presidency of his eldest son, George W Bush, whose impetuous nece not least in Iraq reminded people that they might have been something to be said for his father's cautioned and orthodoxy. And so today a chapter begins a small and stately story of unity diversity and generosity. Shared and written together. The Republican president after the second George Bush only increase in the style. Jer for the first George Bush's pl- acidity and probity for monocle twenty four. I'm Andrew Miller..
"george h w bush" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist
"I've just repeated word for word the oath taken by George Washington two hundred years ago and the bible on which I place my hand is the bible on which he plays his Americans. Do not vote out a president lightly. Even reelected, Richard Nixon since the end of World War Two. They have been only three one turn presidents whose tenure in the White House was ended by the electorate and one of those Gerald Ford. Barely counts I'll should as he was into the Oval Office by the scandal, which Nixon down. The way we say it in the country should say it that the people have spoken, and we respect the majesty of the democratic system, George H W Bush's defeat in one thousand nine hundred two by the hitherto obscure, governor of Arkansas Bill Clinton was there for a considerable surprise to nobody more. So it must be suspected than George H W Bush who CV to that point was a diligently completed checklist of all American aspirations war hero Yale. Graduate oil, baron, congressman ambassador to the United Nations envoy to the People's Republic of China director of the CIA vice president for eight years under Ronald Reagan. And finally in one thousand nine hundred eighty eight elected the forty first president of the United States carrying no fewer than forty states his failure to win. Reelection might not have been the first appointment of his life. But it wouldn't have had much company. George Bush Barna Republican George Bush success from scholar to business executive where could varies per service. His country industry and community service to his party and to the right of the individual George Bush sincere in his devotion to better government for all George. Herbert. Walker? Bush was born on June twelfth nineteen twenty four in Milton Massachusetts, the Bush family will east coast Brahmins of the old school his father Prescott. Bush was the model on which the sun would improve Prescott. Attended Yale sore service in a World War enjoyed a prosperous business career than into politics Prescott. Bush was elected to the US Senate by the state of Connecticut in nineteen fifty two. George Bush tick these boxes in slightly different order. He was seventeen years old when Pearl Harbor was attacked by Japan in nineteen forty one and deferred. His attendance of Yale to be able to enlist in the US navy on his eighteenth birthday, but more costly to Japan was the effectiveness of its foul attack in a mmediately Yuna buying America in its determination to fight and win the war thrust upon it. And to win the peace that will follow commissioned. As a navy pilot, mostly flying grummin avenger torpedo bombers from the deck of the US son just into Bush completed fifty eight combat missions during the war in the Pacific and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and three Emmett all's footage of his rescue by an American submarine after being shot down. She Jima in nineteen forty four would do his later political career little harm. If somebody didn't pick me up. I would have been captured and killed. They were very brutal on chichi Jima. And suddenly I saw this periscope. And it was the US has been back. People talk about your hero nothing here. Roic avec getting shot down Bush would occasionally speak feeling obliged to make payback for having been spared. The fate of eight of the Americans shot down in the same action. They were captured murdered and by some accounts eaten Bush sort and made his fortune in the oil fields of west Texas in the nineteen fifties and nineteen sixties in nineteen sixty six the seventh district of his adopted state elected him to congress, and he was on his way, I George Herbert. Walker Bush, is solemnly swear. That I will faithfully execute. The office of president of the United States that I will faithfully execute. The office of president of the United States when Bush was sworn in as president on January twentieth..
"george h w bush" Discussed on Pantsuit Politics
"I'll take the awkward audience voodoo almanacs, I did or the the, you know, the many many problematic ways these men try to shift their own narratives to win campaigns. I I will just take the I prefer that if mar only other option which actually don't believe this is our only other option, but if our only other option is. This sort of brutally transactional approach to politics and campaigning. Like, I just I don't want that. If this is the way we over correct? Then I don't think it was a correction at all worth noting, especially as we talk about the privilege and elitism of the Bush family, the George H W Bush served his country, and for someone of the enormous advantage in life that he had to decide to put his life on the line and serve his country. That indicates that dozen dicate to me a selflessness and a belief in something larger than oneself that is. So obviously missing in many of our modern political figures the president probably at the top of that list. And I think it mattered a lot that he had served in the military. I think it mattered a lot in his presidency that he had served a CIA director. I think his experience for his office is why his foreign policy record as a president. If not perfect and it wasn't. And we need to have a long conversation about our history in the Middle East and our motivations there. But he understood what a mission was and how to accomplish it and how to bring people home. He understood the risk on the line when we engage in a mission. You know, he had a different appreciation for our standing in the world. I think because of those experiences that he brought to the White House. Well, and I think that it's not fair to discount the choices he made to build his own fortune..
"george h w bush" Discussed on Pantsuit Politics
"If you think about every modern president, we are not going to have someone seek that office who has no ego who would be comfortable with losing. You don't you just don't run for president even in local levels. You have to have some kind of hubris to put yourself out there as a leader. And that's okay. That's not necessarily bad. We've made it bad right anytime, you see behavior that reinforces that we decide. That's terrible McCain trust people because of it. But it's not inherently bad. It is necessary. I am reminded so much of Mitt Romney in reading about George H W Bush because I think here's another person of tremendous means. Who has a genuine desire to serve his country who has a code of ethics for himself and his family that we might not all agree with? But that I hope we can recognize is sincere who is passionate about his family and loving and his relationships and kind hearted and also is capable of policies that many people in the country don't feel good about and who has tried desperately to shift himself enough to get elected. So that he can carry out this public service at times in the most awkward and naked politically ways. And I just feel like we have to find some grace for that. And and we don't need to decide that these people are centers or saints. These are people who wanted to serve their country, and I'm thankful that they did. And I think they got a lot writing a lot wrong in the process. And it just it really. I think Mitt Romney is such a good encapsulation of the George H W Bush struggle, and he's doing it in an even more amped up environment. In a lot of ways, George H W Bush is a bridge president. He's the the bridge between Cold War era and post Cold War era. He's the bridge between what the Republican party was pre Reagan and post Reagan, and there is going to be a lot of complexity around that in and things that he just got wrong. You know, the the the way the handling of the aids crisis is something that he just got wrong. We're going to look back eventually on President Obama. And I think believe that his use of drones is something that he just got wrong because we understand things differently as time passes people have to be allowed to evolve I'm really troubled by. The need to define someone's legacy as either an a or an s that we're doing around George H W Bush because it's neither of those things. And I really really disliked the conversation that defines everyone who dies in contrast to Donald Trump. But give me a moment to do that. I think that you're right. And I think that so much of Donald Trump is a reaction to those naked politically awkward moments. You know, what I never doubt about Mitt Romney or George Bush or John McCain or any of the conservatives who I have a lot of policy problems with who I think acted in particularly problematic ways with regards to economic policy because of their limited views and life experiences and even problematic ethics around economics. All that aside. I do not believe that they approached public service or the decisions they make while in public service in such a nakedly transactional way as Donald Trump. And I don't know if we really want to exchange authenticity, and it. It seems so weird to use the word authenticity with regards to Donald Trump because he lies all the time. But he is he does bring that level of sort of. Naked revelation with regards to the purely transactional motivations. He brings to so many things you're winning or you're losing our country's winning or losing. We're making money from the military over not. I mean, that's something that comes become so apparent as you read fear in particular that that this is his outlook on the world. And like I said, despite my many, many many problems with the economic policies of the sort of George H W Bush, John McCain mitt Romney's, George W Bush's of the world. I do not believe that they approached it in a transactional, I'm making money and winning out of this or forget it, and you know, I'll take that..
"george h w bush" Discussed on Pantsuit Politics
"We just need to sit back and watch it work and see what happens from there. There will be a point when the Miller report goes to congress that it becomes much more political, but we don't need to make it. So before that point. All right. We have new changes to the format of pansy politics. Everything old is new again as what we're gonna call this change because we're going back to complement the other side a few months ago, I encouraged a change to a gratitude moment because I found the compliment the other son who will exhaust eating somedays. And I wanted to be more positive is sort of felt like a chore, and I didn't want to feel like a chore went to fill like an appreciation. But it was missed. Everybody liked complement the other side. We also talk about complement the other side and are coming out February. So we're going to go back to complement the other side, I'm going to truly try to bring a spirit of gratitude to complement the other side. So for all of you who are missing it. It's back. So we're going to begin complement the other side, my complement the other side this week is Neil Gorsuch supreme court Justice. I hate to hate to put supreme court justices insides, but come on. Let's be really on on our. That's how it works. But I love it. When I see supreme court justices from what we would classifies different sides teaming up and that happened last week when Neil Gorsuch Sotomayor came out against civil forfeiture. Which for those who don't know, it's it's basically call it policing for profit. And they it's when the police can seize personal property, if they feel like they're the personal property is related to a crime, civil asset forfeiture. And there's limits at the federal level. But it had not been for some reason. You know, the eighth amendment bars imposition of excessive fines, but they had not sort of applied it to the state level. And they had a case come before the supreme court. And I thought it was so funny because they start it's this Indiana, solicitor general they're having this oral arguments. He's trying to make the case like Gorsuch comes out. And it's basically like can we just established? He says, quote, we all agree that excessive fines clause is incorporated against the states. Kill we disagree on that. Can we at least agree on that? But the guy was like, oh, I don't know. Maybe not. And he's a I think it, yes. Or no would probably be a good starting point. And then the the the Indiana solicitor General Charles the suggests that it's more complicated. And course, educates them off noting that most of the Bill of rights was incorporated to the states quote in like the nineteen forties in quote. And I I don't know. What thought that was so funny. I just love him in Sonia Sotomayor, like listen. Do we need to do this come on? We're gonna we're gonna apply everything to the states. Did it quote unquote in like the nineteen forties? Let's just all get on board with this also so before future is pull shit. So I'm glad they're going after it, and yeah, I really have very much enjoyed this reporting on the oral arguments for this case, I think for those of us he spent three years in law school hearing that kind of casualties from the court if he is aiming shocking and exciting to see the court changing in that way. There are lots of changes about the court that you don't feel so great about. But it is nice to hear the court sounding like a group of people. Yeah. Yup. Yup. Enjoyed who live in a contemporary world. Yeah. More of that Gorsuch. Good job. I wanted to complement former President Bill Clinton, which will transition us into our remembrance of George H W Bush, I really appreciated his Washington Post editorial about the very famous letter that George H W Bush left for Clinton as he came into office and more than that that. Post piece reminded me of the complexity of Bill Clinton despite a long list of deep flaws. Bill Clinton has used his time out of office to forge relationships with other former presidents and other people in the world to do a lot of good in the world. And I think it's important to acknowledge that so next up. We will talk about President George. Herbert Walker Bush who passed away on Friday..
"george h w bush" Discussed on The Young Turks
"Did you feel any differently if george h w bush does it in this manner or trump does and the reason i ask that by the way you can be trump or clinton right to me feels like trump clinton know exactly what they're doing it feels were wary worse and i but i could be wrong that's that's why i'm asking you as opposed to hw bush here's the thing regardless of who it is if someone puts their hands on me in any way that i don't want or like or didn't consent to i'm going to have the same reaction emotion and feeling toward it right and so i get wing where you're coming from rate trump has a cell a certain level of sleaziness to him that might make me feel a little worse about it but no i think at the end of the day when year violated in that way you're violated remember i share the story of the guy who grabbed my ass at a youtube event and i liked that guy i was a fan of his and and it was it was such a degrading feeling and i just kind of brushed it off and put it in the back of my mind because i don't want to think about it again and so it doesn't matter you know if you agree with the person's ideology or if you like the person or hate the person it just feels if feel violated i hear you so you're the better authority on this i've also had my ass grab uh uh but not in the same way obviously in uh in mind was in the middle of an assault but it will tell that story mayo lights i'll tell the story in the post game trt network dot com slash join chains okay okay interesting uh but uh i will defer to your judgement us uh and and i hear you that uh the bush certainly and by the way i agreed with this from the beginning but it doesn't get a pass it just feels a little different for me than someone who's maliciously doing it but uh you the better church all right.