Seven years in the making, the Iraq Inquiry has finally been released in Britain, containing over 2.3 million words. It is a scathing indictment of Tony Blair for going along with George W. Bush’s shock and awe invasion of Iraq, but will Blair be prosecuted for his role in the destruction that followed the 2003 occupation?
Secretary of State John Kerry is in Ukraine today ahead of the NATO Summit that opens in Warsaw on Friday. Two and a half years after what some call the most obvious coup in history that took place in Kiev, is it all going as planned for the United States? Becker is joined by political analyst Daniel McAdams to discuss what Kerry is seeking in Ukraine.
Ahead of the national convention, the Republican Party is still in chaos — Trump goes to Capitol Hill to win over the Republican leadership. Is Trump’s extreme bigotry simply a case of the chickens coming home to roost after years of racism and anti-immigrant scapegoating? Kevin Akin, Secretary of the California state Peace & Freedom Party, joins Becker on the show.