- Making News: Update on Iraq
One of the early rumors has been put to rest. Iraq-s Deputy Prime Minister Tariq Aziz has not defected. To prove the point, he held a televised press conference today in Baghdad. Watching all these events unfold is Andrew Koch, Washington bureau chief for Jane-s Defence Weekly. Koch reports on initial stages of military action in Iraq and the search for Saddam Hussein.
- Reporter's Notebook: Gore Vidal on Bush, History, and the Prospects of War
Gore Vidal is a novelist, historian, a cousin of former Vice President Al Gore, and one of America-s most caustic commentators. At 77, he-s about to be profiled on PBS- American Masters series. His newest book, Dreaming War: Blood for Oil and the Cheney-Bush Junta, is a series of essays. Vidal puts the current Bush administration into historical context and speaks about the prospects of war.
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