The Alyona Show: Guantanamo Lies

The Times of  London reported that Lawrence Wilkerson, a former Bush administration official and frequent guest on The Alyona Show, has given sworn testimony that former President George W. Bush and his top officials were aware that many Guantanamo detainees were, in fact, innocent. They ignored this fact because it was not politically viable for them to admit the truth. Mark Benjamin of is with Alyona to discuss the story.

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George W. Bush, was infamous for meddling in international disputes, regardless of whether on not the US had a direct, vested interest in the issue. After more than a year in office, President Barack Obama has reverted from that strategy, in hopes of gaining more on areas that are truly important to the United States. Brent Budowsky, a columnist for The Hill, joins Alyona to discuss.

Then, the now-famous WikiLeaks video that shows an American apache helicopter killing a number of people on the streets of Iraq looks eerily like the modern war video games everyone is playing. Afghanistan veteran and VoteVets member Jake Diliberto, joins Alyona from Los Angeles with the implications of war in the living rooms of America and its frightening resemblance to actual war overseas.

Later, from Bill Clinton to Nicolas Sarkozy, political leaders at the highest levels have been involved or accused of taking part in sex scandals while in office. A few years ago, New York Governor Eliot Spitzer was busted for taking part in a prostitution ring. Now, he’s making a return to the political scene with the backing of New York’s wealthy donors. Is America de-stigmatizing political sex scandals, becoming more like the Europeans? RT Correspondent Anastasia Churkina is live from New York to discuss.

Finally, is President Obama the most radical president the US has ever known? What does Bart Stupak’s decision to leave Congress mean for the Democratic Party? What will happen to the START Treaty once it makes its way to Congress? Congressional staffer Assad Akhter and Katherine Mangu-Ward, editor-in-chief at Reason Magazine, discuss a range of issues facing the American political establishment.