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A new book called The Dark Side compiles evidence that "enhanced interrogation" has made America more vulnerable, rather than safer. Is it torture? Did those who ordered it commit war crimes? Was it counter-productive to the war on terror? Also, rising inflation, and facts and perceptions about the economy.

The Dark Side

Jane Mayer

Producers:
Gary Scott
Katie Cooper
Dan Konecky

Making News Inflation Surges, Adding to Economic Woes 5 MIN, 45 SEC

On top of concerns about the mortgage market and banking, there's a new reason to worry.  Today it's reported that inflation rose last month at the fastest rate since Hurricane Katrina. Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke warned Congress about inflation for the second day in a row. Greg Robb reports for MarketWatch.com.

Guests:
Greg Robb, MarketWatch.com

Main Topic The Dark Side of America's War on Terror 35 MIN, 37 SEC

the_dark_side.jpgLawyers, military figures and Bush Administration insiders believed that so-called "enhanced" interrogation techniques really were torture. But Vice President Cheney insisted they were the only way to head off another September 11, despite warnings about prosecution for war crimes. A new book, The Dark Side, also reports that dissenters lost their jobs, even as "enhanced" interrogation produced false information that derailed the war on terror. Will there be a call to accountability?

Guests:
Jane Mayer, New Yorker
Clifford May, President, Foundation for the Defense of Democracies
Noel Francisco, former Deputy Assistant Attorney General, DOJ’s Office of Legal Counsel
Scott Horton, Professor, Columbia Law School

Guest Interview Deleterious Effects of Lines outside IndyMac 7 MIN, 15 SEC

Last week, IndyMac bank in Pasadena, California, was taken over by the FDIC. It re-opened Monday, with police called to calm depositors standing in line. The run on deposits apparently was triggered when Charles Schumer (D-NY) raised questions about its solvency. The Senator blames the bank for its own problems, saying it engaged in "poor and loose lending practices" for years. Gretchen Morgenson, Pulitzer Prize-winning business columnist and reporter for the New York Times, has more on perceptions, realities and consumer confidence.

Guests:
Gretchen Morgenson, New York Times

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