FROM Holly Bailey
President Bush Meets Key Shiite Leader Unable to get enough votes for Senate confirmation, John Bolton today announced his resignation as US Ambassador to the UN. Secretary General Kofi Annan, meantime, said that Iraqis are worse off than they were under Saddam Hussein. At the White House , the President met with a powerful Shiite leader who told reporters he wants US troops to stay in his country.
Human Rights in the era of Donald Trump President Trump’s UN Ambassador, Nikki Haley, said today the US might pull out of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council. Serious violators of human rights are members of the Council itself–and a US resignation could make things worse. Later on today’s show, now that he’s into his second term, comedian turned US Senator Al Franken is telling jokes again.
The longest US war: Will Trump send more troops to Afghanistan? The Trump White House is divided over the Pentagon's request for more troops in Afghanistan—where the US has been fighting for the past 16 years. Is there a formula -- either for "victory" or a political settlement? Is there an end in sight for America's longest war?