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  December 2, 2009

Obama's "empire"

Obama says US is not an empire as he sends 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan
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Joining us from Oakland, California is Reese Erlich. Reese is an award-winning foreign correspondent and author of the book "Inside Syria: The Backstory of Their Civil War and What the World Can Expect" Reese Erlich is a best-selling book author and freelance journalist who writes regularly for the GlobalPost, VICE News, The Progressive and National Public Radio. He has won numerous journalism awards, including the prestigious Peabody. He is the author of five books, including Dateline Havana: The Real Story of U.S. Policy and the Future of Cuba, Conversations with Terrorists: Middle East Leaders on Politics, Violence, and Empire, and most recently Inside Syria: The Backstory of Their Civil War and What the World Can Expect, foreword by Noam Chomsky, distributed by Random House. The Official Website of Reese Erlich Facebook: Reese Erlich Foreign Correspondent Twitter: @ReeseErlich

Paul Jay speaks to Reese Erlich following Obama's announcement about dispatching 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan.


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