As the U.S. House of Representatives tries to reconcile its health insurance reform, House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-SC) joins the program on Friday at 1:30 p.m. e.t.. I expect this to be a very interesting conversation. Hope you can catch it.
As the Obama Administration continues to struggle with the question of Afghanistan, I will appear on MSNBC this morning at 10:30 a.m. to talk about possible options. When you compare Taliban competency with Afghan Presidnet Kazai incompetency, it is difficult to figure which direction to jump.
Hope you can watch.
What might have happened if somebody warned a federal regulatory agency that a meltdown was coming? Well, they were warned. However, it apparently didn't matter.
Frontline correspondent Michael Kirk joins me tomorrow to discuss The Warning. This is an extraordinary piece about arrogance and takes no prisoners. It hammers a lot of people in all administrations. This is an awesome piece of journalism. It appears on Frontline on PBS on October 20, 2009 at 9 p.m e.t. Hope you can catch it.
With unemployment hitting 9.8% and with expectations that it is going to get worse, former Labor Secretary Robert Reich joins the program to discuss what can be done to fix it. In addition, we will look at the effort to regulate Wall Street and whether the Administration is willing to"tell" Wall Street" rather to "ask" them.
Hope you can join me at AirAmerica.com
Looking forward to appearing on MSNBC this next week to talk about the big stories of the day. Always a lot of fun and incredible things to talk about, everything from healthcare to Afghanistan and everything in between.
Hope you can catch it! More to come regarding dates and times.
I've been waiting for some time for the White House to come up with a legitimate strategy for Afghanistan. So far, all I have heard is Gen. McChrystal's approach for an additional 40,000 U.S. troops. While supporting the population is the fundamental goal because it could undercut the insurgency of the Taliban, it will ultimately fail if the Karzai government cannot be, and also be seen as, legitimate.
President Obama must demand this legitimacy. Without the Karzai government stepping up to legitimately represent the people, the America people should not be willing to risk more troops for a policy and strategy that will ultimately fail.
This is the bottom line. If Karzai does not step up, we must step down. Otherwise, we will be seen as either supporting an illegitimate regime or simply as invaders. Either way, we lose!
Going to be a very busy week. I leave tomorrow morning very early for Manhattan. I'm giving a speech at an ACLU event tomorrow night and will be broadcasting from Air America studios on Tuesday and Wednesday. In addition, I will be on The Montel Williams Show on Tuesday.
It is going to be a very busy week indeed. Hope you can catch it!