Mon, 10 April 2017
1568 - Steven A. Cook: What Comes After Trump's Bombing of Syria & Vicky Ward on the Oligarchic Mercer Family
Steven A. Cook joins Michael to discuss the Trump admin's bombing of Syria in retaliation for gas attacks. Trump's immediate about-face on Assad. What comes after the strikes? The role the Trump admin's rhetoric and signals played in Assad's apparent willingness to push the line. What practical reason could Assad have had to risk using sarin gas. How we got to now in Syria.
Then, an interview Sam did with Vicky Ward on Rebekah Mercer and the Mercer family's influence in politics.
For members: Sam and Janeane speak with late comedian George Carlin, from the Air America archives.