- Making News: Bush Compares War on Terror to WWII
As President Bush prepares for a trip to Europe, he delivered today-s commencement address at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. He compared what he calls the war on terror to other definitive historic moments for the United States. Richard Wolff, Washington correspondent for Newsweek magazine, says the President's speech lays the groundwork for his upcoming trip.
- Reporter's Notebook: Ahmad Chalabi and the American Press
Today-s New York Times reports that Ahmad Chalabi, once the Pentagon-s favorite Iraqi, betrayed one of Washington-s most valuable sources of information about Iran. He is accused of telling an Iranian official that the US had broken Iran-s intelligence code. Michael Massing, frequent contributor to the New York Review of Books and Columbia Journalism Review, considers "PAC journalism" and Chalabi's curious relationship with the press.
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