The Errington Thompson Show 1/20/07

We start off and say a few words about Art Buchwald and Michael Brecker who both died this week. The White house backs off domestic wiretaps. Why? They swore that the president had the right to tap anyone’s phone without any oversight. As soon as the Democrats take control of the House, the White decided that they will go thru the FISA courts. For the majority of the show, we discuss what’s going on in politics for the last couple of weeks with Bill Scher of the Liberal Oasis. We start off with an excellent discussion on what’s going on with Bush’s policy. Surge. Why has Bush decided to go against the Generals and the Congress and the American people? We have the nerve to mention the word – civil war! The US likes some militias and don’t like others. We believe that there should not be any militias if we really believe that we are trying to start a democracy in Iraq. Can the Democratic Congress really stop the Iraq War? Nope. We review history. Iran-Contra. Vietnam. Excellent example of how little power Congress has in directing a war.

Political landscape is discussed. We talk about Hilliary getting into the race. We talk about the Democratic candidates. I think that everyone has already made up their minds about Hillary. Bill disagrees. Bill does point out the most important thing is not the candidate but instead these guys need to understand and articulate progressive ideas. This is the most important thing that can happen. Here, Here!!!
In honor of Martin Luther King Day I play a portion of Martin Luther King’s I have a dream speech.

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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