Recent Bombings in Iraq; Comcast's Hostile Bid for Disney

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Securing Iraq
In Iraq today, small arms and rocket-propelled grenades struck a convoy carrying America-s top commander, General John Abizaid. The convoy entered a military compound and nobody was injured. The incident followed two bombings that killed more than 100 Iraqis, including police and potential recruits for a new army. Yesterday, Secretary of State Colin Powell told a Congressional committee that Iraqi sovereignty may be delayed beyond the mid-summer deadline set by President Bush. We talk about security in Iraq, international diplomacy and the implications for this year-s presidential campaign with a journalist in Iraq, and former staffer in the Defense and State Departments and the National Security Council.

Comcast's Bid for Disney
Yesterday, the Walt Disney Company posted bigger first-quarter profits than Wall Street expected, but the announcement by CEO Michael Eisner was completely overshadowed by a hostile offer from Comcast. America-s biggest cable company wants to merge with Disney into a massive communications conglomerate. Eisner has made it clear he-s opposed to the deal. We hear more about Comcast's bid, what it will mean for entertainment -- and Eisner -- from a former Disney board member, an expert on telecommunications policy and a media and entertainment analyst.

Secretary Powell's testimony before the House International Relations Committee

Secretary Rumsfeld's testimony before the Senate and House Armed Services Committees

The UN on Iraq

Comcast news release on Disney bid

Disney statement on Comcast bid

Disney statement on ISS recommendations regarding non-management directors

Forrester Research on logic of Disney-Comcast merger

Diorio's article on Disney's attempt to downplay Comcast offer



Warren Olney