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'Shock & Awe'? 16 Years Later, Who Won The Iraq War?

This week marks 16 years since the US attacked an Iraq that had neither attacked nor threatened us. Claims that Iraq had WMDs were lies and the Bush Administration knew they were lies. So 16 years later who is coming out on top after the US attack? Here's a hint: the most unintended of consequences. Today on the Liberty Report...
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Trump Wants Brazil In NATO...To Help Oust Maduro?

Less than a month after Brazil made it clear that it wants no part in a military invasion of neighboring Venezuela, its president, Jair Bolsonaro, is in Washington this week to be feted by Trump and his neocon advisors. First stop was an unprecedented visit to the CIA for a "briefing" on Venezuela. Then it was off to a visit with Trump, where the US president promised at the least a path to NATO membership for the South American country. Are the neocons turning Bolsonaro in favor of an attack on Venezuela? Tune in to today's Liberty Report...
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Trump's Record Spy Budget - What Do We Really Get For $86 Billion?

The Trump Administration has requested a huge increase in the US spy budget, including a whopping $23 billion for the "black" budget. The reasons given are the increasing threats from Russia and China. Does all this spy spending really protect us...or is it just welfare for the Beltway bandits and scaremongers? Tune in to today's Liberty Report...
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Trump To Leave 1,000 Troops In Syria? What’s The Strategy?

Over the weekend the Wall Street Journal reported that the Trump Administration had decided to keep 1,000 US military personnel stationed (illegally) in Syria, even though just three months ago the president said he would be bringing home all US troops in the country. That was followed by an announcement that 200, then 400, would remain. What's the point of the US occupation of part of Syria - especially now that al-Qaeda/ISIS is defeated? Tune in to today's Liberty Report...
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Senate Votes To End Yemen War...Will Trump Veto?

The Senate has passed "war powers" legislation ordering the president to cease and desist his cooperation with Saudi Arabia in the destruction of Yemen. A House vote is expected soon, which would throw the issue to the president who has promised a veto. Will there be political fallout for a president failing to accede to the will of Congress on matters of war and peace? Tune in to the Liberty Report...
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Rep. Ilhan Omar: Riding The Third Rail - With Guest Phil Giraldi

Democratic Representative Ilhan Omar (MN) has stirred up both political parties with her comments on the Israel Lobby, has infuriated the Republicans with her aggressive line of questioning for Trump's "regime change" expert Elliott Abrams, and has driven the Democrats mad with her criticisms of Barack Obama. Is she on the right track, or off the rails? Today on the Liberty Report...
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War Drums: US Diplomats Ordered Home From Venezuela

Secretary of State Pompeo has ordered all US diplomats to return from Venezuela. Their presence in country is "constraining" US foreign policy, he says. Is this the pre-cursor to a US attack? What about the power outages in Venezuela? A US cyber-attack? Are the neocons about to pull the trigger? Former US Diplomat and Senior Advisor to Senate Republicans Jim Jatras joins today's Liberty Report...
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Manafort To Jail - Not About Justice; Not About Russia

Former Trump campaign official Paul Manafort has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison for acting as an unregistered agent for Ukraine. But looking at the media coverage of the case one would never know that "taking down" Manafort was not all about Russia collusion. Reporting...or propaganda? Tune in to today's Liberty Report...
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Did The NSA Kill Its Program To Spy On Us...Or Upgrade It?

A surprise revelation from a staffer in House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy's (R-CA) office has everyone talking about whether the NSA has really ended its metadata collection of our phone calls and texts, which was authorized by the 2015 USA FREEDOM Act. They say they no longer need the data collection allowed by the Act. Is it true...or have they developed something else? Tune in to the Liberty Report...
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Is John Bolton The New Dick Cheney?

President George W. Bush's vice president, Dick Cheney, is widely seen as the "real" president when it came to implementing an aggressive, neocon-approved foreign policy. Bush was seen as incurious putty in Cheney's hands. Has Trump's National Security Advisor John Bolton taken on that role in this Administration? Is Bolton the new Cheney? Tune in to today's Liberty Report...
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