Guest hosted by Jeffrey Kaye of public television-s NewsHour with Jim Lehrer.
- Newsmaker: Rumsfeld Lays Out His Case against Iraq
Appearing before the House Armed Services Committee today, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld testified that the President has made no decision on military action against Iraq but also laid out the case for military action. John Handren, Pentagon correspondent for the Los Angeles Times, reports on Rumsfeld-s forceful argument, seemingly mixed signals from the Bush Administration and the committee-s reaction.
- Reporter-s Notebook: Al Jazeera Scoop Dismissed by Western Journalists
Earlier this year, two top al Qaeda operatives gave interviews to a reporter from al Jazeera, the Arab satellite network, about their roles in the September 11 attacks. Western journalists paid little attention until one of the men, Ramzi bin al-Shibh, was arrested by Pakistani authorities. Felicity Barringer, of the New York Times, has been following the mysterious trail of the dramatic confessions and their omission in the US media.