- Making News: Searing Report on Los Alamos
Investigators from the Department of Energy are painting a picture of theft, illegal spending and other forms of corruption at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. The New Mexico laboratory is home to some of America-s most sensitive nuclear secrets. The San Francisco Chronicle-s Jim Sterngold of the San Francisco Chronicle says they may have understated the problem.
- Reporter's Notebook: George Mitchell on Saddam, Security, 911 Commission
For decades, George Mitchell has been a major player in US and world affairs. The former Democratic Senator from Maine was his party-s leader in the upper house, before turning diplomat. He brokered Northern Ireland-s Good Friday Peace Accords, and he chaired a committee on violence in the Middle East. Now an attorney with the Washington firm of Piper Rudnick, Mitchell talks about the state of the nation and the world today.
FROM THIS EPISODE
The British media call today-s White House meeting a -council of war,- a perception that could prove politically costly for Prime Minister Tony Blair. Polls show that 85% of the British oppose war in Iraq without another Security Council Resolution. Blair-s own Labor Party is sharply divided, and even some of the Tories are restless. Critics are calling Blair America-s -poodle,- but supporters say he-s a man of conviction who can restrain a trigger-happy Texas -cowboy.- Why has Blair chosen to take Great Britain into what many of his own people call -America-s war?- We hear conflicting voices from across the Atlantic, including journalists from the Independent, Daily Telegraph, and Weekly Standard, as well as a US and British trade advisor, and members of Britain-s Labor and Liberal Democratic Parties.