Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook and Chris Hedges, Scott Ritter live December 12, 2002

GR 01-81 CFUV 102FM 104.3 Cable ‘cfuv.uvic.ca’
Monday, December 2, 2002
5:00:00 2:00 Welcome to GR, etc. It was called “a day that will live in infamy.” December 7th, 2002 will mark the sixty-first anniversary of America’s entry into the Second World War. December 8th, 2002 may too live in infamy for millions of Iraqis, and Muslims around the world. That’s the deadline imposed by the United Nations Security Council for Saddam Hussein to either comply with it’s edicts, or face another American led war. Should war happen, and few think it’s anything less than a certainty, it will be Iraq’s second war against the world. But, for America it would simply be the latest in an unbroken succession of wars and military actions it’s conducted around the world since Roosevelt’s famous ‘Day of Infamy.’ Chris Hedges has covered many of these wars, police actions, and civil conflicts. He spent more than fifteen years reporting from various fields of battle for The New York Times, Christian Science Monitor, and America’s National Public Radio. He shared the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting and this year’s Amnesty International Global Award for Human Rights Journalism. He’s also published his first book, ‘War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning.’ In the first half, Chris Hedges…And, just what are the weapon inspections in Iraq about? Scott Ritter spent more than six years as a key member of the weapons inspection team that went into Iraq following the first Gulf War. He questions the need and motives behind the newest United Nations mission, and is an outspoken critic of America’s drive for war in Iraq. The former U.S. Marine Corps officer recently spoke at a symposium here at UVic and, before taking the stage, conducted a press conference. Because none of Victoria’s mainstream media showed, what followed was a casual, and candid exchange between Ritter and a few CFUV reporters. In the second half, Scott Ritter and inspecting the inspections. And, Janine Bandcroft will be here at the bottom of the hour to bring us up to speed with all that’s good to do in and around Victoria this week. But first, Chris Hedges and finding ourselves at war.

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Chris Cook

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Chris Cook hosts Gorilla Radio, airing live every Thursday, 11-Noon Pacific Time. In Victoria at 101.9FM, on the internet at: cfuv.ca, and archived at: www.gorilla-radio.com. He also serves as a contributing editor to the web news site, www.pacificfreepress.com, which you can now support at Petreon.com. Check out the GR blog at: gorillaradioblog.blogspot.ca/. G-Radio is dedicated to social justice, the environment, community, and providing a forum for people and issues not covered in the corporate media. Some past guests include: M. Shahid Alam, Joel Bakan, Maude Barlow, Ramzy Baroud, David Barsamian, Eva Bartlett, William Blum, Luciana Bohne, Helen Caldicott, Noam Chomsky, Michel Chossudovsky, Paul Cienfuegos, Jon Elmer, Yves Engler, Laura Flanders, Eva Golinger, Amy Goodman, Glenn Greenwald, Denis Halliday, Chris Hedges, Patrick Henningsen, Julia Butterfly Hill, Robert Jensen, Dahr Jamail, Chalmers Johnson, Diana Johnstone, Malalai Joya, Kathy Kelly, Naomi Klein, Frances Moore Lappe, Ingmar Lee, Dave Lindorff, Andrew Gavin Marshall, Janos Maté, Jennifer Moore, Alexandra Morton, Sharmine Narwani, Andrew Nikiforuk, Ken O'Keefe, Greg Palast, Dawn Paley, Michael Parenti, Robert Parry, John Pilger, Kevin Pina, Ted Rall, Paul Craig Roberts, John Ross, David Rovics, Danny Schechter, David Schindler, Vandana Shiva, Tim Shorrock, Norman Solomon, David Swanson, Linn Washington, Jr., Andy Worthington, Mickey Z., Howard Zinn and many others.