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07-01-08 Episode

Guests: Scott Ritter, Jamil Dakwar, Jeff Halper, Jason Leopold, Melanie Sloan Scott Ritter: chief United Nations weapons inspector in Iraq from 1991 to 1998. Prior to the invasion of Iraq in 2003, Ritter publicly argued that the country possessed no significant weapons of mass destruction. Jamil Dakwar: Director of the ACLU's Human Rights Program. Before coming to the United States, Dakwar was a senior attorney with Adalah, one of the most prominent human rights groups in Israel focusing on Arab Palestinian citizens. Jeff Halper: Coordinator of the Israeli Committee Against Home Demolitions. For over thirty years, Halper has been a peace and human rights activist. Born in the United States, he immigrated to Israel in 1973. Jason Leopold: former Senior Editor and reporter for Truthout.org. He left Truthout in February 19, 2008 to start his own web-based political magazine pubrecord.org. Leopold is the author a memoir published in 2006 called "News Junkie". Melanie Sloan: Executive Director of CREW, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington.