Episode

2/27 Juan Cole, Middle East Unrest, Syria & Afghanistan

February 27, 2012

Blogger, professor and Middle East specialist, Juan Cole on the regime crackdown in Syria, expulsion of Hamas and Afghanistan reaction to Qur’an burning.  Plus, Wikileaks’ massive email dump.  In the better half, Mitt Romney shows again he’s not a regular Joe and bad news for Murdoch and the Sun.  Your calls and IMs.

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